Arduino is the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taken the design
and hobbyist world by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for Arduino
1.0, gives you lots of ideas for projects and helps you work with them right away. From getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype, all the information you need is here!
Getting started with Arduino
is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need an Arduino
Uno or earlier model, along with USB A-B cable and an LED. The easy-to-use Arduino
development environment is free to download.