This valuable little book offers a thorough introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taking the design and hobbyist world by storm.
Getting Started with Arduino gives you lots of ideas for projects and helps you get going on them right away.
To use the introductory examples in this book, all you need is a USB Arduino, USB A-B cable, and an LED.
This 118-page book is a greatly expanded follow-up to the author's original short PDF that's available on the Arduino website.
You will learn about:
Interaction design and physical computing
The Arduino hardware and software development environment
Basics of electricity and electronics
Prototyping on a solderless breadboard
Drawing a schematic diagram
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.