In this chapter, we looked at the basics of prototyping and what steps we should take when we create prototypes. The sample prototype that we did at the end of this chapter was pretty basic, but we still went through each of the steps to make sure we had everything correct. We will be walking through each of these steps in the projects chapters later in this book.
Now that we have created our first prototype, we need to learn how to program the Arduino. The next three chapters are written to teach you how to program the Arduino. We will start off by showing you how to download and install the Arduino IDE.