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Mastering Arduino by Jon Hoffman

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Arduino Sketch

When we program the Arduino, the code is put into a project. These projects are called sketches and a sketch is stored in a Sketchbook. A sketch is designed to be as simple and straightforward as possible by abstracting away a lot of the technical aspects of programming the Arduino by using the prebuilt functions.

The coding language used to program the Arduino is very similar to the C programming language. We will be looking at how to program the Arduino in Chapter 6, Programming the Arduino – The Basics and Chapter 7, Programming the Arduino – Beyond the Basics. This chapter is to get you familiar with what sketches are and to look at the tools we can use.

Before a sketch can be uploaded to an Arduino, the Arduino IDE or ...

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