10 things to do with a new Arduino



Matt over at Liquidware posted an evolution of simple introductory sketches for those fresh to the world of Arduino. A good starting point for those who find themselves with a new board, the examples require no additional hardware and demonstrate/combine digital output, serial communication, and their relevant functions.

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14 thoughts on “10 things to do with a new Arduino

  1. Tanner Smith says:

    Pretty neat. I just got a Arduino this Christmas.

    There should be like a 365 Arduino Projects with a new project every day. Start kinda small and get bigger.

  2. Maha says:

    Starting out is so exciting (wish i could do that again). Trying to come up with a good reason to build something more complicated is hard. Too difficult and you get stuck, too easy and you’ll get bored. Hah, i know you’re going “Duh”, but honestly, it’s hard not to bite off more than you can chew.

    My progress went like:
    1) Blink led (typtical helloworld)
    2) make an 8 bit binary LED timer with pause button.
    3) Try to build wireless robot tank … and got stuck
    4) Experiment with various i2c chips like RTC, IO expander, SRAM, EEPROM (fun but hard to find i2c through-hole parts) These can easily expand your arduino capabilities.
    5) Build wireless (and portable) motion detector
    6) Re-visit robot project.. with success!

    Now i’m working on a handheld communicator type thing. Each project is getting progressively more expensive to build too, hah. But even 30 minutes everyday after work adds up.. it’s all very exciting!

    1. Collin Cunningham says:

      ha – the way you started out there had me expecting an unhappy ending – congrats!

  3. Volkemon says:

    Thanks Collin!

    I am one of those “just bought and wondering” people…I have been doing lots of book learning, but now for some hands on.

    2 duemillanove boards, 3 x-bees, 2 x-bee breakout boards, and more- once I get rolling I wont have to stop for a while.

  4. bob says:

    HacknMod has a superb list and showcase for your inspiration:


  5. yuck says:

    Useless site.

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