Getting started with the Arduino microcontroller

Getting started with the Arduino microcontroller

This is my first article about the Arduino microcontroller development board and indeed my first article in my new Electronics category. I am fairly new to this but filled with excitement as I delve into another hobby and perhaps a second childhood (or maybe a fifth or sixth). I say that because I have always had a keen interest in both electronics and programming and the Arduino mixes both of these interests. As a child, having an Arduino, would have saved many an electronic device from being “upgraded” by my small hands. I like to know how things work and then attempt to improve it. From my early childhood and