Brian Jepson

First Steps with Arduino

Date: This event took place live on June 16 2010

Presented by: Brian Jepson

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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In this webcast, Brian Jepson will introduce the basics of Arduino, the open source electronics prototyping platform. You'll learn what Arduino is, where to get one, and how to connect electronic components to it. You'll also learn how to write simple programs for Arduino. When you're done, you'll be ready to learn more, make more, and have fun prototyping.

If you've got an Arduino, an LED, a pushbutton, and some hookup wire, you have most of what you need to follow along with this webcast.

But if you'd like to keep going beyond the basics, we suggest one of the following kits from our own Maker Shed. We've lined up a discount code you can use (ARDBJ when you check out), which will give you 15% off any of these kits until June 21, 2010:

Getting Started With Arduino kit (includes a copy of the book Getting Started with Arduino!)

Arduino Projects Pack

Advanced Arduino Starter Kit (includes a copy of the book Making Things Talk!)

About Brian Jepson

Brian Jepson is an O'Reilly editor, programmer, and co-author of Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks. He's also a volunteer system administrator and all-around geek for AS220, a non-profit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 gives Rhode Island artists uncensored and unjuried forums for their work. These forums include galleries, performance space, and publications.