Introduction

Welcome to The Arduino Inventor’s Guide! This book will get you started working with electronics, programming, and making cool things. Anyone can be an inventor, and this guide will walk you through a series of projects that combine common materials with the powerful Arduino to help inspire you to start making your own inventions.

WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT?

At the heart of this book is the Arduino (https://www.arduino.cc/), an open source microcontroller board that you can program to control LEDs, measure temperature, react to light, interface to GPS satellites, and do much more. Arduino is also the name of the programming language and development environment that we will use throughout this book.

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