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Everything you want to know about Arduino!

Arduino, an open source micro-controller development board is a great illustration of technology used to read sensors and control different environmental things based on that. Just write a suitable program and upload that to this Arduino board which then can interact with the things out in the real world. Arduino is a great technique that respond and react to the world at large.

 

There are lots of Arduino projects already there and surprising world. There are number of Arduino websites distributed all over the internet for better Arduino learning and here also I am taking an initiative to explain some basics of Arduino. So let’s get started –

 

Types of Arduino!

Here is an quick overview of some common types of Arduino boards you might have encountered once or twice in your learning phase.

Arduino UNO!  

This is the mostly used Arduino board which is used by most of the people and here is a complete rundown of its features! Have a look-

Arduino NG, Diecimila, and the Duemilanove :

These are the legacy versions of Arduino UNO board consisting of NG, Diecimila & Duemilanove but it lacks the particular features of Arduino UNO.

  • The Diecimila and NG use an ATMEGA168 chips instead of powerful ATMEGA328.
  • Both Diecimila and NG gives you an option to select either USB or battery power.

 

Arduino Mega 2560 :

This is the second most popular version of Arduino family having 256KB of memory which is 8 times more than the Arduino UNO. It certainly makes your project more powerful but it also makes your project bigger. You can learn about Arduino Mega 2560 from here.

The other types of Arduino Uno includes Arduino Mega ADK and Arduino LilyPad. We’ll talk about them in our later sessions.

Now let’s talk about some of the features of Arduino UNO !

  • Being an open source design, it has a large community using and troubleshooting it.
  • It has an USB interface which is very easy to use.
  • It has a very convenient power management and a very nice built-in voltage regulation.
  • It has a 16 MHz clock which is not the fastest clock in the world but  fast enough for most of the applications.

 

So that’s all in the series of Arduino learning. We’ll discuss more about it in our next article. You can drop me your comments about this post in the comment box below.

 

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