[UPDATE: We have a winner!]
I have a confession to make. I only own one Arduino (an Uno that Richard gave to me). And I can’t find it. I looked this morning, but I’ll bet James has it put away someplace logical, and he’s not up yet this morning, so for today’s post, instead of a look at my latest Arduino lab, I’m going to post a few of my favorite Arduino resources, ask you for some more, and then what the heck, give away an Arduino in exchange for the help (and order myself a new one, too!) so please let your friends know there’s a giveaway going on from now until February 15th.
Serene’s favorite Arduino resources
- The obvious place to start is the Arduino website, where you can not only buy the genuine Arduino, but read their blog, see tutorials, learn the code, and play in the Playground wiki with other enthusiasts.
- Sparkfun Arduino resources
- They sell all kinds of microcontroller stuff at SparkFun, but they also have lots of little tutorials and articles that might be helpful to beginners and other hobbyists.
- 11 Great Arduino Resources
- The folks at Arduino For Dummies have compiled a list with some good places to start, including helpful descriptions.
- Any good bookstore
- I chose Powell’s, because I really like their store, but any good bookstore will have tons of books on Arduino, from learning what microcontrollers do to interesting projects you can undertake.
Our readers’ faves
Arduino Uno giveaway!
To enter our giveaway, let us know your favorite Arduino or other microcontroller resource — shops, books, websites, people — and we will choose one comment at random on February 15th to receive a free Arduino (or Genuino, if you’re outside of the US). We will contact the winner via email, so make sure you include your email address, which will not show up publicly. We will also not store, share, sell, or otherwise use your email address.