An introduction to Arduino



Let's take the definition of Wikipedia in order to start "Arduino is an open-source hardware and software company, project and user community that designs and manufactures single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices."
Ok, there are very interesting things said within this definition, Arduino refers to two things, it is a physical device, often refered as an Arduino card, and this is also the name of the software which run the Arduino card. The third interesting thing is the following one "a board to build digital device".
So you got it here, Arduino is here to build digital device. I would add another thing here, this digital device is mostly here for prototyping. What I mean by that is that it can be used for your personal need, though if you would like to produce many pieces of it in order to sell your project to the planet, high chances that you won't use Arduino for that. In fact an Arduino card is providing far more components than you need in order to build your project, as a result the Arduino will be far more expensive and will spend too much energy.
My wish on the long term for this course will be to show you how to reduce those costs, but it will take me probably a year before getting this knowledge, so be patient.
Ok, so now that you know that Arduino is designed in order to create connected devices, let's build our first project.
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