Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop
By Philip Lindsay
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Released: November 2012
Run time: 2 hours 49 minutes

Leave the virtual behind and create something tangible

Have you always wanted to create electronic gizmos that can interact with the real world? Learn how to make the physical world as programmable as the digital world with Arduino open source electronic prototyping toolkit. With this hands-on introductory workshop video, you’ll learn how to use the Arduino for making projects that can sense and react to the real world.

No hardware or coding experience is necessary. Arduino expert Philip Lindsay guides you through the process, and shows you cool projects that he and others have created. Once you know the basics, you too could be on your way to creating anything from a build monitoring tool to a cuddly navigation device.

  • Download and install the Arduino IDE on Windows, OS X, or Linux
  • Learn the items you need to participate in this hands-on workshop, and get a guided tour of an Arduino board
  • Work with an Arduino sketch (program) to get an LED light to blink at different rates
  • Use an solderless breadboard for assembling a push button input circuit
  • Modify the Arduino sketch to work with multiple LEDS
  • Make your Arduino read numbers that you send from your computer over the USB-to-Serial interface
  • Learn the steps for enabling your Arduino to display messages in text form on an LCD display, using a ready-made shield

With this workshop, you’ll start your journey on a road that leads to robots, home automation, and even space communications—all with the Arduino.

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    4.0

    Good resource for beginners

    By Sadhana

    from USA

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      Comments about oreilly Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop:

      PROs

      * Short (~3 hours long)
      * Composed of short segments that can be watched in any order
      * Instructions on how to setup Arduino via all major OSes (Mac, Windows, Linux)
      * Multiple hands-on projects
      * Touches on basic practical electronics info (ex., resistors)

       
      5.0

      It's great!

      By oscarte

      from Puerto Rico

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        Comments about oreilly Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop:

        Excellent! Very professional video; hands-on.

         
        5.0

        A great way to get you up and running.

        By theprogrammer

        from Toronto, ON

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          Comments about oreilly Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop:

          Disclaimer: I got this video as part of the bloggers review program at O'Reilly.
          In less than 3 hours Philip Lindsay will get show you the basics on working and programming Arduino.

          The video is organized in 23 little segments that can be watched independently.

          It starts with the basics on what is Arduino the components and the layout of the circuit, what tools and components you will need to complete the tutorial and how to install the development environment in your computer.

          They cover Windows, Mac OX and Linux

          You will learn how to create a series of simple projects that make some LEDs blinks or take inputs from pushing buttons, but those projects are the basics for any other from of interaction with the Arduino.

          One of the videos that I particularly enjoyed was Exploring the hardware ecosystem to give you an idea of the depth and breath of the Arduino world.

          You will work on four projects in total, increasing the level of difficulty just a bit in each one, while introducing a new concept.

          The production of the videos is very good, with nice long sequences taking from the top of the circuit where you can easily follow the connections and what's going on in each project.

           
          5.0

          Video is a great way to learn this topic

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            Comments about oreilly Get Started with Arduino: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop:

            As a beginner i really like video format for learning Arduino. It was really kind to have installation instructions for different platforms.

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