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MintDuino by Marc de Vinck, James Floyd Kelly

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Chapter 1. Build a Mintronics: MintDuino

The MintDuino is perfect for anyone interested in learning (or teaching) the fundamentals of how micro controllers work. It will have you building your own micro controller from scratch on a breadboard, and then easily programming it from almost any computer via the Arduino programming environment.

Unlike pre-built micro controllers, the MintDuino demonstrates the specific relationship between the wires, resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuits that enables you to program the micro controller from your computer. After building the MintDuino, you’ll have a much better understanding of how micro controllers work, and how electronics can interact with the physical world. This chapter explains how to assemble ...

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