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Workshop: Arduino, April 12

Get Prepared

For the workshops, please bring your Arduino starter kit. your kit shall include at least the following:

  • Arduino board
  • USB cable
  • two push buttons
  • a bread board
  • a 10K ohm resistor
  • a light sensor (LDR or Light Dependent Resistor)
  • a few color leds
  • a few jumper wires

Installing Arduino

  1. Download Arduino software;
  2. Extract the entire directory to C:\Programs (note, not “C:\Program Files”). if you are reinstalling Arduino software, remove the entire arduino directory first.
  3. Create a shortcut on your desktop to “Arduino.exe” for easy access.
  4. Install necessary Arduino drivers. Follow the instructions in page 23, Chapter 3 of Getting Started With Arduino


ArduinoAndSerialCommunication.pdf (ArduinoAndSerialCommunication.pptx)