Arduino Programmin For Beginners
Arduino is an open source programmable circuit board that can be integrated into a wide variety of makerspace projects both simple and complex. This board contains a microcontroller which is able to be programmed to sense and control objects in the physical world. By responding to sensors and inputs, the Arduino is able to interact with a large array of outputs such as LEDs, motors and displays. Because of it’s flexibility and low cost, Arduino has become a very popular choice for makers and maker-spaces looking to create interactive hardware projects.
Arduino was introduced back in 2005 in Italy by Massimo Banzi as a way for non-engineers to have access to a low cost, simple tool for creating hardware projects. Since the board is open-source, it is released under a Creative Commons license which allows anyone to produce their own board.
Arduino programming is a great way for beginners to get started with programming and electronics. Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on simple microcontroller boards and a development environment that makes it easy to write, upload, and run code on the boards.
Here are some basic steps to get started with Arduino programming:
- Install the Arduino software on your computer. This software, called the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment), is available for free from the Arduino website.
- Connect your Arduino board to your computer via USB.
- Open the Arduino IDE and select the correct board and serial port from the “Tools” menu.
- Write your code using the Arduino language, which is a simplified version of C++.
- Once you have written your code, upload it to the board using the “Upload” button in the IDE.
- Once the code is uploaded, you can see the results on the board or the serial monitor.