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Mastering Arduino by Jon Hoffman

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Setting up a work area

When you first start building projects with the Arduino, it is important to find a good work area to not only build these projects but also store the parts and the prototypes that you create. When I first started using microcontrollers like the Arduino I used the living room table as my work area while I was watching baseball on the TV and quickly realized that the living room was not the ideal place to work in because all of the tools and components needed to build these projects quickly took over the room. In this section, we will look at what makes a good work area.

The first item we need to consider when deciding on a work area is static electricity. While static electricity isn't as big as a problem as a lot of ...

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