Arduino is an electronics platform based on hardware and software that is open-sourced and quite easy to use. It is very easy for Arduino boards to read inputs, (for example, it is light falling on a sensor, a finger on a button, or automating a Twitter message) and turning it into an observable output (like activating a switch or motor, publishing something online or turning on an LED). Hence, working with Arduino can be a very good way of getting an early first-hand experience of electronics, circuit boards, and entry-level robotics.
Arduino projects are quite diverse in form and application. Arduino software is used to tell the board what to do by sending instructions to the microcontroller on the board. Arduino projects can be done by children of all ages because of their ease of operation and accessibility. Arduino boards are also quite inexpensive as they can be assembled individually and most of all, because it is open-source, which makes the software is free to use.
Given below are a few Arduino projects you can do as a beginner:
- Heartbeat Sensor
- RGB LED Matrix
- Arduino Calculator
- Digital Thermometer
- Home automation system
- DC Motor Control
- Colour Detector
As you can see, the applications mentioned are quite diverse and they can all be done using Arduino boards. Arduino is quite flexible and can be integrated with other systems as well, hence increasing its use case. This has created a cascading effect in the sense that a lot of people started using Arduino and as a result, a lot of ready-made examples are readily available on the internet. This makes it even easier for beginners, as they can simply add on to the presets that are already available, hence making the whole process much faster and simpler.
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