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Building a Home Security System with Arduino by Jorge R. Castro

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Chapter 2. Getting Started with Arduino and Arduino IDE

In this chapter, we'll take a look at the following:

  • Introduction to Arduino UNO
  • Arduino Boards
  • Safety precaution
  • Arduino IDE
  • Hello World
  • Python and Arduino

Following the rapid introduction in the previous chapter, we will now embark on the incredible and powerful world of Arduino, discovering its characteristics, programming environment, and functionality. We will even create our first program, but first, let me introduce you to Arduino UNO.

The first ever Arduino was born in Italy in 2005 for students in Ivrea, in order to meet the demand for low cost boards to carry out their projects. Before the existence of this platform, it was hard to come across a device that was truly multipurpose, for under ...

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