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Introduction to Arduino

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  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO ARDUINO Richard Rixham @richardrixham @shacknetwork Shacknetwork.co.uk
  • 2. Who am I • Developer working in the Air Transporation Sector • Playing with Arduino since early 2009 • Organiser of Sheffield Arduino Hackers Network (SHACKNET)
  • 3. What is Arduino • Arduino is Lego turned up to 11 • Open Source hardware platform • Open Source software and libraries • Physical Computing, allowing interaction with the environment • Build anything from a flashing light to robots that can interact with the internet • Inexpensive and FUN 
  • 4. What is an Arduino 14 Digital Pins (6 PWM) Reset USB Connector External Power Supply Power Pins 6 Analog Inputs Power LED ATmega AVR TX/RX LED
  • 5. Arduino Specification • Microcontroller ATmega 168/328 • Clock Speed 16 MHz • Operating Voltage 5V • Digital I/O Pins 14 (6 provide PWM output) • Analog Input Pins 6 • Flash Memory 16 KB (Atmega168) or 32 KB (ATmega328) of which 2 KB used by bootloader • SRAM 1 KB (ATmega168) or 2 KB (ATmega328) • EEPROM - 512 bytes (ATmega168) or 1 KB (ATmega328) • Provides I2C and SPI
  • 6. Other flavours of Arduino Arduino Mini Arduino Nano Arduino Lilypad Arduino Pro Arduino Pro Mini Arduino Mega Arduino Fio Arduino Bluetooth And many Clones
  • 7. Arduino Shields • Shields are boards that can be plugged in to provide additional capabilities • Examples Xbee – Wireless connectivity DMX – Control lights Ethernet, GPS, Bluetooth • Shieldlist.org
  • 8. Programming Arduino • Language based on C/C++ linked to AVR-libc library http://www.nongnu.org/avr-libc • Open Source Libraries (LCD, string) • Official IDE written in Java • Runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS
  • 9. Programming Arduino • Uses other editors such as Eclipse with Arduino Plugin • RAD – Ruby Arduino Development
  • 10. Hello World int ledPin = 13; // LED connected to digital pin 13 void setup() { pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT); // sets the digital pin as output } void loop() { digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); // sets the LED on delay(1000); // waits for a second digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); // sets the LED off delay(1000); // waits for a second }
  • 11. Example Projects
  • 12. Further Reading • http://www.arduino.cc • Shacknetwork.co.uk Group, Links and forums • Many on-line resources • Books such as Practical Arduino
  • 13. Links • http://www.arduino.cc • http://www.oomlout.co.uk • www.earthshineelectronics.com • tronixstuff.wordpress.com • http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/ • http://chemicaloliver.net/blog
  • 14. That's All Folks Thanks for listeningThanks for listening