What is Arduino?

Key Takeaways

What is Arduino? Arduino is a micro-controller that’s great for hardware prototyping. A micro-controller is kind of like your brain — it processes inputs and sends out outputs.

A micro-controller (noun) is a small computer on a single integrated circut containing a processor core, memory, and programmable input/output peripherals.

With a micro-controller like Arduino, you can control circuits, LED’s, and so much more.

Examples of What You Can Make with Arduino:

How to Get Started with Arduino and Micro-Controllers Today:

The possibilities are endless with prototyping hardware — it has a low barrier to entry and a really high ceiling. Take a look through some of these beginner projects and the online community around Arduino to start learning how to build your own projects!

  • Getting Started with Arduino: What it is, why you’d want to use it, and an overview of the community (5 minutes).
  • Foundations: Dig in a littler further and understand the elements of Arduino hardware and software, and how each of the components work (8–10 minutes).

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