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By Michael McRoberts

In Beginning Arduino, you are going to examine all concerning the well known Arduino microcontroller through operating your manner via an awesome set of fifty cool tasks. you will growth from a whole newbie concerning Arduino programming and electronics wisdom to intermediate abilities and the boldness to create your individual awesome Arduino initiatives. completely no event in programming or electronics required!

instead of requiring you to plow through pages of concept earlier than you begin making issues, this publication has a hands-on method. you'll dive into making tasks correct from the beginning, studying the right way to use quite a few digital parts and the way to software the Arduino to regulate or speak with these components.

every one undertaking is designed to construct upon the data realized in previous initiatives and to extra your wisdom in programming in addition to talents with electronics. by way of the top of the publication it is possible for you to create your individual initiatives expectantly and with creativity.

Please notice: the print model of this identify is black & white; the publication is complete colour. you could obtain the colour diagrams within the publication from http://www.apress.com/9781430232407

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In other words, if x was an int and y was a string, x = y would not work because the two data types are different. The Atmega168 has l Kb (1000 bytes) and the Atmega328 has 2Kb (2000 bytes) ofSRAM; this is not a lot of memory. In large programs with lots of variables, you could easily run out of memory if you do not optimize your usage of the correct data types . As you have used int (which uses up 2 bytes and can sto re 42 CHAPTER 2 . LIGHT 'EM UP a number up to 32,767) to store the number of your pin, which will only go as high as 13 on your Arduino (and up to 54 on the Arduino Mega), you have used up more memory than was necessary.

M. McRoberts, Beginning Arduino © Michael McRoberts 2010 21 CHAPTER 2 • LIGHT 'EM UP The best kind of breadboard for the majority of the projects in this book is an 840 tie-point breadboard. 5cm and featuring 840 holes (or tie points) on the board. Usually, the boards have little dovetails on the side allowing you to connect several of them together to make larger breadboards; this is useful for more complex projects. For this project though, any sized breadboard will do. The LEDshould be a 5mm one of any color.

The Arduino menu Underneath that is the Preferences option. This brings up the preferences window where you can change various IDE options, such as your default Sketchboo k location , etc. The Quit optio n qu its the program. 16 CHAPTER 1 • INTRODUCTION New allN Open... alla Sketchbook ~ Examples ~ Close Save allS Save As.. '{}allS Upload to I/O Board allU sew Page Setup Print '{}allP allP Figure 1-1 B. TheFile menu The File menu (see Figure 1-18) is where can access options to create a new sketch, take a look at sketches sto red in your Sketchbook (as well as the example sketches), save your sketch or use the Save As option if you want to give it a different name, upload your sketch to the I/O Board (Arduino), or print out your code .

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