1.0 - Introducing Arduino UNO

Meet your microcontroller!

arduino board with parts labelled

Arduino UNO is an easy to use prototyping board based on open-source hardware and software. It can be programmed using Arduino’s basic language to create interactive physical computing projects.

“Arduino was born at the Ivrea Interaction Design Institute as an easy tool for fast prototyping, aimed at students without a background in electronics and programming. “ – Learn more from the Arduino Guide

For examples and inspiration check out the Project Hub.

1.1 - Breadboard

That white thing attached to your UNO? Its a solderless breadboard!

Solderless breadboard with parts labelled

Breadboard make it easy to create circuits without soldering any wires together. The connection is made by inserting wire into the tiny holes: