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What is Arduino? What are its uses? How does it work? These questions might seem basic, but they are important to know before starting a project.
Arduino is a microcontroller board designed to allow anyone to create their own electronic projects. The name comes from the Italian word ardito (meaning daring) because it was created to encourage students to explore new technologies.
Arduino is a powerful tool that allows you to control devices using simple commands. It has become very popular over the years and is now used in many applications such as robotics, home automation, wearable tech, and much more.
As you can see, Arduino is not a single thing, but a prototyping platform. The platform is a collection of hardware, software, workflows and support networks designed to help people create prototypes (and often, finished products) very quickly.
All of these components are open source, meaning that their designs and source code are available for anyone to copy and use.
At the centre of the Arduino platform is a microcontroller chip. A microcontroller is like a processor in your computer, except that it is very cheap, much “weaker” in terms of performance, and it has many connectors for peripherals like sensors and switches.
As a result, microcontrollers are great for sensing and controlling applications, and you find them everywhere: in your toaster, fridge, alarm system, in your car, printer and paper shredder.
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