Getting started with the Arduino microcontroller

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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