This website is for beginners, I have written this program for primary school pupils, but they will probably need some help from a parent or teacher .
So what is Arduino?
Well, It is a very small electronics board, and you can tell it what to do!
It can turn lights on and off; it can make electric motors speed-up and slow down; it can measure light, heat/temperature, sound and movement. It might be the best way to start learning about:
- Computer Languages, and
What do we need?
- An Arduino board,
- A computer,
- Arduino software (free),
- Some connecting wires, and
- Detectors, motors and/or LED lights.
If you want to use shields or make permanent projects, you will also need:
- A fine tipped soldering iron, and
You can learn a lot more about Arduino at their website, including where to buy one.