Interested in making neat projects with an Arduino but not sure where to start?
Here's an easy to follow guide on how to connect & use a bevy of electronic components.
Interested in doing it all?
Complete kits with components to make every circuit, a printed guide and breadboard layout sheets can be purchased from.
oomlout.co.uk (in the UK)
adafruit.com (USA & International Shipping)
Floris.cc (in Holland)
Lets get started!
(A PDF Version of this guide can be downloaded below)
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'''CIRC-01''' - Getting Started - (Blinking LED)
'''CIRC-02''' - Multiple LEDs - (8 LED Fun)
'''CIRC-03''' - Spin Motor Spin - (Transistor & Motor)
'''CIRC-04''' - A Single Servo - (Servos)
'''CIRC-05''' - 8 More LEDs - (74HC595 Shift Register)
'''CIRC-06''' - Music - (Piezo Element)
'''CIRC-07''' - Button Pressing - (Push Buttons)
'''CIRC-08''' - Twisting - (Potentiometers)
'''CIRC-09''' - Light - (Photo Resistors)
'''CIRC-10''' - Temperature - (TMP36 Precision Temperature Sensor)
'''CIRC-11''' - Larger Loads - (Relays)
(at oomlout we like to make everything we do open source, we have yet to properly document the files that have gone into this product however the development files can be looked through at http://www.oomlout.com/ARDX/ or if you can't find a file send us a message and we'll send it your way)
Step 1: .: Installing the Software :.
Step- 1 - Download the IDE
- The Arduino IDE is available for all major operating systems. Head over to http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software and download the appropriate version.
Step-2- Unzip the software
- Unzip the program. (we recommend placing it in c:\Program Files\)
- Goto C:\Program Files\Arduino-00**
- Right click on Arduino.exe the goto "Send To > Desktop"
- Plug your Arduino board into a free USB port using an A-B USB cable
- Wait for a box to pop up
- In the add new hardware dialog box click "skip searching the internet"
- Choose "install from a specific location"
- Choose the location "C:\Program Files\Arduino-00**\drivers\FTDI_USB_Drivers\
Step 2 - Unzip the Software
- Do this by double clicking
- Move the folder to "//Applications/"
- Open //Applications/arduino-00**/
- Command click Arduino
- Make alias
- Drag the alias to the Desktop
- Goto //Applications/arduino00**/drivers
- Double click and install FTDIUSBSerialDriver_V2_2_9_Intel.dmg
- Plug your Arduino in