Introduction: Beginners Guide to Arduino

Have you ever wanted invent something brilliant? Change the world with your invention? Makes lots of money by developing something that stands out? Well in this Instructable, I will teach you about an outstanding beginners approach to electronics.

Step 1: What Is the Arduino?

Definition of an Arduino:

An arduino is an open-source computer hardware and software company, project and user community that designs and manufactures microcontroller-based kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in the physical world.

In Simple Words:

An Arduino is a really AWESOME microcontroller that allows you to invent and make really cool projects.

Step 2: What You Need to Get Started

In order to get started, you will need the following.

1 Arduino UNO

1 Breadboard

1 LED ( any color)

1 220 Ohm Resistor

2 Jumper Wires

Software:

1 Computer with Arduino Software

Link for Arduino Software:

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

Before you move on please complete the above.

Step 3: Time to Get Started!

At this point, you should have right next to you an Arduino UNO, 1 LED, 220 Ohm Resistor, Breadboard, 2 Jumper Wires, and Computer with Arduino Software.

For your first project we will make an LED blink. Sounds really lame but trust me, it is super cool! In order to make an LED blink you have to pay close attention to my instructions. First, please follow the simple schematic above. Once you have done that, plug the USB-B side of the USB-A to USB-B cable in the arduino. Now you have to plug the USB-A side of the USB-A to USB-B cable into your computer with Arduino Software. Next, open up the Arduino Software. Once it has opened, delete everything in the box. In order to do so either do Control A and then delete or just select all with your mouse/trackpad and then delete. Then, copy all of the code below (Make sure you get all of it, or it will not work). Finally, paste the code in the box on Arduino Software and find the button that says upload. Click upload.

void setup() {

// initialize digital pin LED_BUILTIN as an output.

pinMode(LED_BUILTIN, OUTPUT);

}

// the loop function runs over and over again forever

void loop() {

digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, HIGH); // turn the LED on (HIGH is the voltage level)

delay(1000); // wait for a second

}

Step 4: What Should Be Happening

The LED should blink once every 1000 milliseconds/ 1 second.

Step 5: How Can You Change It?

In this project you can change many different things. A beginner edit would be to change the amount of time when the LED is off. In order to do so, find the delay command in the code. You can change the number. Just remember that the delay is in milliseconds.

Step 6: Future Projects

If you are still interested and want to keep learning about the Arduino. You can check out my other Instructable on how to make a DIY Arduino Thief Cam.

Well, I hope you enjoy! I also hope you learn more about the Arduino!

Thanks, please favorite, comment, and VOTE for my other Instructable on HOW TO MAKE A DIY ARDUINO THIEF CAM!

Comments

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Tech Boy (author)2016-12-15

Ok...

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russ_hensel (author)2016-12-13

This is close to the Arduino site's blink. You could take it to the next level as in:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-Wi... Maybe as a guide for you in the future?

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Tech Boy (author)2016-12-12

Thank you for the comment

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TechPersonInventor (author)2016-12-12

Nice clear instructions

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TechPersonInventor (author)2016-12-12

Great Job!

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