Tested In-Depth: Getting Started with Arduino

Read our practical starter guide to the most popular Arduino kits here: http://www.tested.com/tech/robots/456466-know-your-arduino-guide-most-common-boards/

Will and Norm sit down to chat about Arduino microcontrollers and give an overview about how they work, what you can do with them, and how the varying models differ from each other. No scary programming involved!

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25 thoughts on “Tested In-Depth: Getting Started with Arduino

  1. Those? are cutting …
    Those? are cutting mats, often used by artists. Try an art or drafting store.

  2. Object? orientation …
    Object? orientation is just a paradigm: you can implement it in whatever language you want. There are object-oriented implementations for C, and they’re actually quite straightforward to use; except there’s no syntactic sugar like, say, C++. Trivia: early C++ compilers emitted C rather than machine code.

    Also, the official language used by Arduino is actually C++ in disguise. You’re free to use classes, templates & other stuff; although, for most of the time, there’s really no need to use them.

  3. It looks? like a …
    It looks? like a simple self-healing cutting mat. They come in many different sizes. Search something like “Alvin Professional Cutting Mat”

  4. Arduino’s are 8-bit …
    Arduino’s are 8-bit AVRs, not 32-bit? ARM, except for the Due. None of them are x86.

  5. Arduino is not …
    Arduino is not truly ANSI C. It is? a C derivative native to Arduino.

  6. For a first year …
    For a first year electrical engineering project my group? built a fully functioning elevator prototype. With programming knowledge and a proper tutorial in a matter of minutes you could get an led to work and perhaps a small dc motor or buzzer.

  7. Hi,
    Yes you can. …

    Hi,
    Yes you can. You can start doing simple programs (led, buzzers, simple? sensors) in a few hours. (the videos in my channel are the result of a afternoon). Before I started, I had college knowledge of programming … no electronics.

  8. Could someone who …
    Could someone who has a decent programming knowledge(I know c, c++, and java) but really electronics knowledge (I know theory, but can’t apply it) learn how to make stuff like? what Will is doing? I have been interested, for a while, in making software in which the user interacts with the outside world.

  9. Thats a cutting mat …
    Thats a cutting mat. You can get it in any store that sells? architecture related stuff.

  10. wait, not Pi, get a …
    wait, not Pi, get a beaglebone, theyre way better than Pi, and can? do anything that a Pi can and more. same price.

  11. Arduino Analog pins …
    Arduino Analog pins can only be used as Digital outputs not Analog outputs. The Atmega328 chip spec shows that the only analog support in the chip is the analog to digital converter (ADC). To support analog output, the Atmega328 would require a digital to analog converter(DAC). The only Arduino board? with Digital to Analog (DAC) converters is the Due.

  12. To be clear, On the …
    To be clear, On the Arduino, the Analog Pins are only capable of being analog inputs. However, if you choose to use the Analog pins as Digital pins, then they can be used as inputs and outputs.

    If you listen to your video at 4:40, You? state “You can usually configure each analog pin and each digital pin as either an input or output as you wish”.

  13. It’s actually a …
    It’s actually a cutting mat for quilting,? my wife has one. Look up this on Amazon “Olfa Gridded Cutting Mat”

  14. well not really the …
    well not really the same as one is a brand and the other is a? product., but OK.
    Semantically, An ARM processor IS an Atmel processor, if they made it.
    So we’ll assume you meant that it is one of the non-ARM atmel processors, and not suggesting that the the terms were mutually exclusive.

  15. totally good advice …
    totally good advice. even better, the pro mini you speak of is now only $3.87, and the USB-TTL? dongle is $1.75. all shipped.

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