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Simple Labs Quick Start kit for Arduino – List of Contents

Getting Started with the Arduino & Simple Labs Quick Start Kit So you have picked up Arduino and the Simple Labs Quick Start kit for Arduino in hope of doing something. We hope you have read your way through about Arduino as we are going to directly jump into using the Quick Start Kit.   So what can you do with an Arduino? There are a lot of things that you can do with an Arduino. The possibilities are quiet unlimited and open-ended. We are putting together a list of topics to get you started comfortably with Arduino.   For…

Arduino Programming Notebook

Winking two LEDs: A first exercise. This is, of course, the “Hello World” of micro controller programming. Your Arduino probably came programmed to wink one LED, just as a quick “Is it working?” test. The material in this tutorial is not rocket science, but please read through it anyway. It covers some important foundation material. Click Here   A better program to wink two LEDs! What is a “good” program? Click Here   A few general points. In this short tutorial I mention a few “gotchas”. Click Here   Simple Counting on LEDs Click Here   Using the built in…

Arduino in a Nutshell

The Arduino is a family of microcontroller boards to simplify electronic design, prototyping and experimenting for artists, hackers, hobbyists, but also many professionals.   This little booklet, written by Prof. Jan Borchers, introduces you to using an Arduino. It comes with shopping tips and a SparkFun online wish list to get the parts you’ll need.   Book size is 8 x 6 inches. Print at original size (100% scale!) onto larger paper and cut to size outside the cropmarks on the cover. The size is also perfect for reading on an iPad.   The latest version is 1.13, from Jun…

Arduino Tutorial

Introduction So, I get two or three emails a day, all basically asking the same thing: “Where can I learn about electronics?” In general, most of these people have seen some of my projects and want to be able to build similar things. Unfortunately, I have never been able to point them to a good site that really takes the reader through a solid introduction to microcontrollers and basic electronics.   Lesson Plan Follow these lessons for happiness and prosperity. Lesson 0: Pre-flight check…Is your Arduino and computer ready? Click Here Lesson 1: The “Hello World!” of electronics, a simple…

Manuals and Curriculum

Manuals and curriculum provide cohesive coverage of Arduino in general, or of specific applications of Arduino in particular. In either case, these are single sources that cover a variety of related topics. These could be used by individuals, teachers, and classes as stand-alone introductions to Arduino.   Free: Arduino Comic – created by Jody Culkin (2011): A very simple introduction to Arduino that will help you out during your first days. It is a Creative Commons document, please check out if there is a translation to your language and if not, feel free to make one and push it back….

20% of All Vacuums are Robots

From a sales standpoint, robot vacuums are the most successful consumer robot ever. Robot vacuums have certainly simplified, not quite eliminated, one of the most daunting household chores: cleaning. So the success makes sense.     But just how popular are robot vacuums? At TechCrunch Beijing, iRobot CEO Colin Angle said 20 percent of the world’s vacuum cleaners are robots. Of those that are robots, 70 percent are from iRobot, which has sold 14 million Roombas to date.   As Angle said, iRobot “has a long lead in terms of working on the problem, and because it’s focused on consumer…


This class will introduce you to the Arduino world. You’ll learn the basics, build your first project, and so much more. Each lesson builds on your skills, infusing new knowledge and techniques along the way.   You’ll start simple with exercises that demonstrate basic breadboard wiring and coding inputs and outputs. Then you’ll level up to soldering and coding addressable NeoPixel LED strip and build an infinity mirror to show off your new fun hobby.   This class will launch your Arduino journey and give you the skills and confidence to take on almost any Arduino project you may find…

Getting Started With Arduino: A Beginner’s Guide

Table Of Contents §1–Intro to the Arduino §2–What Can You Do With an Arduino? §3–What Is Inside an Arduino? §4–What You Will Need For This Guide §5–Electrical Component Overview §6–Programming Overview §7–Setting Up Your Arduino §8–Starter Projects §9–Where to go From Here

Arduino IDE 1.6.1 not launching on Win7/64

Hello everyone, just a quick update. I was in the same situation, Win 7 64-bit 8Gb RAM, Arduino IDE 1.6.1 won’t start. Has suggested: I opened up the commands prompt (launch cmd.exe from Start button) I typed cd c:\program files (x86)\arduino then launched arduino_debug.exe I checked that the error was the VM’s reservation space I opened the two files arduino.l4j.ini and arduino_debug.l4j.ini with Notepad (Run it as Admin!!) I edited both files changing -Xmx1024M to -Xmx512M Saved and rerun Arduino IDE, everything fine!

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