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How to start with arduino? Answered

i want to start building stuff using arduino but not sure what i need, what should i use to start out, is a certain board better then another or anything like that.
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David97 (author)2012-05-25

I started with a arduino deumonliative but I would also sugest ardouno uno. You will also want a good selection of elentronics too go wit it but this depends on what you want to do with it. I would search instructables and look for projects you want to do and get the parts for few of them.

You also may want too buy a few books on arduino on things liike programing, eletronics, and some other genral books. These are usally quite expensive but theyre worth every cent. Just rember dont give up because I have had a arduino for just over a year and not learnt alot but have had some fun.

After awhile you may want to lash ot on buying a arduino mega but don't untill you are good enough with the standerd arduino boards (atmega 328).

I got my board from Trademe.co.nz but this i olny for New Zealanders i would buy one from amazon along with abreadboard ad a few other bits and peices, you might also want to get a motor sheild dependin on what you are doing with it.

Make sure that the board you bu has a ATMega328 and not a 128 becausethe 128 does't have as much memory.

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joshmt2012 (author)David972012-05-29

okay thanks for the info, i already have lots of misc electronics laying around that i can use, so just going to start out by buying a board

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-05-24

Start by buying an official Arduino Uno. What else you need from there depends on what you want to do. Many retailers will sell you a starter pack that comes with the Ardunio and a bunch of components. Go to the Arduino Forums and ask around for what people recommend for beginners.

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joshmt2012 (author)mpilchfamily2012-05-24

do you know what places have the best prices

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bwrussell (author)joshmt20122012-05-25

Amazon has good prices for the UNO, just read the reviews and make sure you're getting the official R3 version.
http://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Rev-3-Uno-R3/dp/B006H06TVG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337966052&sr=8-2#productPromotions
That's the official board, made in Italy.

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joshmt2012 (author)bwrussell2012-05-28

okay thanks, thats the one i was looking at

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