Arduino: The Next Big Thing
What is Arduino?
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects
The history of Arduino
Arduino started in Ivrea, Italy in 2005 as a project of Massimo Banzi, David Cuartielles, Tom Igoe, Gianluca Martino, and David Mellis of the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (IDII) with the financial support of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) within the Futuro in Ricerca (FiR) national program. The name "Arduino" comes from a bar in Ivrea, Italy, where some of the founders used to meet. The bar was named after Arduin of Ivrea, the main medieval Italian king of the Lombard League who defended the city during the Barbarian invasions.
Different uses of Arduino
The Arduino project provides inexpensive hardware for interactive projects, with a focus on education.
Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
In addition to the hardware, the Arduino project provides a free, cross-platform development environment that runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
The Arduino IDE
An IDE, or integrated development environment, is a software program that provides humans with a graphical interface for software development, programming in a high-level language and debugging. The Arduino IDE is a cross-platform application written in Java that is designed to upload code to an Arduino board and communicate with it. The Arduino IDE supports the languages C and C++ using special rules of code syntax. It also supports programming in the Arduino sketches.
The Arduino IDE is a simple and easy-to-use program that allows anyone to write code for the Arduino platform. The Arduino IDE is available for download on the Arduino website. The IDE is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The Arduino IDE is open source software that is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
The Arduino IDE is easy to use for beginners and has many features that make it useful for advanced users as well. The Arduino IDE is constantly being updated with new features and improvements.
Make your own Arduino projects
Here are some tips on how to make DIY Arduino projects:
1. First, find a project you want to make. There are a variety of Arduino projects available online, or you can find a project book
2. Watch some YouTube videos or go through the official Arduino website for examples
That's it now you can make your own Arduino project