2 Your Arduino

Now that you’ve got your Arduino and a number of parts and tools, let’s look at them in more depth. The Arduino is just the thing to solve your everyday interactive needs. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the parts of the Arduino and how to attach it to a computer and to a power supply. We will also look at unboxing our electronic parts, sorting them out, and learning more about them on both websites and data sheets.

Parts of an Arduino

First let’s take a look at the labeled parts of the board, as shown in Figure 2-1.


Figure 2-1: The Arduino Uno

We are going to break down each side of the board in more detail so you can ...

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