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Mastering Arduino by Jon Hoffman

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Basic Prototyping

Prototyping is where all of our ideas come to life. When I started working with microcontrollers I really wanted to design and build my whole project and watch it magically work. I realized that all I was doing was overwhelming myself and quickly learned how to break the larger projects into much smaller projects. I could then create prototypes for each of these smaller projects to verify they worked before incorporating them into the larger project.

In this chapter, we will learn:

  • Where to set up a work area
  • All about breadboards
  • What Dupont (jumper) cables are
  • How to prototype a project

Prototypes are used to prove the specifications for a working concept or process rather than theoretical ones. Prototypes, as we are ...

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