What can i do with arduino

Arduino projects: the best ideas and building instructions for the microcontroller

The first Arduino board was produced in small numbers in Italy in 2005 to teach design students the use and possibilities of microcontroller programming. The emerging Maker movement - Do-it-yourselfers with a strong affinity for technology - enthusiastically received the new platform, as it was inexpensive at less than 30 euros, easy to use and yet extremely versatile and still is.

Today, however, the boards are available in a wide variety of designs. The classic, Arduino Uno, is comparable in size to a cigarette pack, whereas the Arduino Nano is hardly larger than a two euro coin. Significantly smaller and larger versions are also available and thus offer the right hardware for almost every area of ‚Äč‚Äčapplication.

What they all have in common is that they have a microcontroller and several analog and digital inputs and outputs. The circuit board can be connected to the computer via a USB port and program code can be uploaded. This is with the open source development environment Arduino IDE and is basically a simplified variant of C or C ++. Multiple pin headers mounted on the board allow LEDs, screens, measuring instruments, motors and countless other devices to be connected, which can then be controlled by the controller.

The Arduino is often compared to the Raspberry Pi because both devices are space-saving boards that support the Heart of countless electronic projects can represent. However, while Arduino is a microcontroller, its dissimilar twin is a single board computer. Learn more about the comparison between Arduino and Raspberry Pi.