Arduino Projects: Getting Started

Arduino Duemilanove - Side ViewA break from the usual ‘sample’ style of post to showcase an article I’m really rather proud of: an introduction to Arduino circuit-building and programming, written for bit-tech and Custom PC Magazine.

Anyone who has ever hacked around in their PC will have been hit with an urge to take their tinkering to the next level and create a custom-built device, but few actually try – believing such things to be far too complicated. At least, until the Arduino appeared on the scene.

Originally developed in Italy in 2005 as a tool for students building interactive design projects, the Arduino is a microcontroller-based prototyping board – but one that pretty much removes the barriers to entry that previous electronic prototyping systems had.

The idea behind the Arduino is simple: to create a system that allows electronic circuits to be created, modified, and tested in minutes – complete with a programmable chip in the centre to take control of everything.

The full article can be read over on

Some comments:

Wow! I’ve waited for a LONG time for such an article! Always wanted to play with an Arduino! Too bad I am not into casemodding for anytime soon…
Great article nonetheless! Going right into my favs to experiment as soon as I get some time!

Jimbob 94
Good article, might get the set used to try it out

Wouldn’t mind my own UAV 😉
Nice Article, thanks.

Nice one Gareth I’ve been looking to try Arduino for ages but never really sure where to start. Certainly looks simple enough.

A lovely little getting started with Arduino article ( ) (We’re particularly fond of it because it uses an ARDX Kit)

Arduino Projects: Getting Started – handy intro to top open hardware project #arduino #openhardware

Great #Arduino Tutorials > #processing

Good #dev read | Arduino Projects: Getting Started

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