In this first post, i will talk about the basics of an Arduino.
What is an Arduino?
If you ask me, Arduino is platform on which you can do lot and lot of things. It is easy to use, very much user friendly and you can get all kind of help on the Internet. You can make small college level interactive projects or big real life problem solving applications.
If you talk about the technical definition, then here it is :
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects.
What is an Arduino Board?
Arduino Board is a customized board with Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
There are lot of different Arduino Boards available which can be used for making your projects. Here is the whole list of all the Arduino Boards which are available in the market.
For Android Beginners, We can start with Arduino UNO, (the basic Arduino Board) which you can place order from Amazon, Flipkart, ebay anywhere.
I would suggest to buy a basic Arduino Board (Arduino UNO) along with LCD, Keypad and few jumper wires (Order here).
What is an Arduino Software?
Arduino Software will help you to code you Arduino and dictate him what to do? when to do and why to do?
It is very easy to use software, the moment you open it up, you can understand everything from your code very easily. Download the Arduino Software here.
So, Are you excited now ???
Let us move to the next section to start with your “Hello World” kind of program on Arduino Board using Arduino software.
Before moving to the next section, Make Sure you have Arduino UNO Board with you and you have installed the Arduino Software also.
-Signing Off, Arduino Novice