Arduino Basic

In this quick startup guide, you will learn the fundamental concepts of the Arduino, so that you can begin applying it in your own projects.

Time: 16 min 33 sec

What is the Arduino?

The Arduino is a board with a small computer in it. By adding external hardware and programming the Arduino, you can create a device capable completing simple tasks, and even interacting with the world. Some examples that our community members have created include: -device that tweets you when your plant needs more (or less) sun or water; -clothing that moves and lights up in response to temperature and your body’s movements; and -humidity/temperature sensors that update statistics continuously online in real-time.