Introduction to Arduino

Posted: 11th October 2011 by ashoksharmaz87 in Embedded Systems

What is Arduino? Arduino is a tool for making computers to sense and control more of the physical world than the computer. It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. Arduino is an open source electronics platform accompanied with a hardware and software to design, develop and test complex electronics prototypes and products. The hardware consists of a microcontroller with other electronic components which can be programmed using the software to do almost any task. The hardware consists of a simple open hardware design for the Arduino board with an Atmel AVR processor and on-board I/O support. The software consists of a standard programming language compiler and the boot loader that runs on the board

Steps for getting started with Arduino

  • Get an Arduino board and USB cable
  • ¬†Download the Arduino environment
  • Connect the board
  • Install the drivers
  • Launch the Arduino application
  • Open the blink example
  • Select your board
  • Select your serial port
  • Upload the program