Ch. 3: The Arduino Platform in Getting Started with Arduino is another introductory chapter. This chapter focuses on:
  • Explaining the Arduino hardware, such as the Arduino Uno, which is what I have
  • Telling where to download the Arduino IDE, which is very similar to the Processing IDE
  • Installing drivers on your desktop computer
  • Identifying the port that connects with your Arduino

Got it. Real stuff in the next chapter.


  • Getting Started with Arduino, 2e, Ch. 3: The Arduino Platform (0 exercises)
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