Best Operating Systems for Raspberry Pi Projects

If you’re new to the Raspberry Pi, that tiny computer we all love, there’s a good chance you’ve downloaded (or purchased an SD card that includes) NOOBS. NOOBS makes getting started with Pi easy, and includes a bunch of different operating systems to choose from. Which you should choose depends, of course, on your project. Here’s how to make the right choice. What Is NOOBS? https://vimeo.com/90518800 The Raspberry Pi itself doesn’t come with an operating system. For that, you need NOOBS, short for New Out of the Box Software. It’s an operating system manager that makes it easy to download, install, and set up your Raspberry Pi. When you first boot up NOOBS,...

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Arduino Built-In Examples

Built-in Examples are sketches included in the Arduino Software (IDE), to open them click on the toolbar menu: File > Examples. These simple programs demonstrate all basic Arduino commands. They span from a Sketch Bare Minimum to Digital and Analog IO, to the use of Sensors and Displays. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST ARDUINO SOFTWARE, CERTAIN FUCTIONS MAY NOT WORK IN EARLIER VERSIONS. 1. Basics Analog Read Serial: Read a potentiometer, print its state out to the Arduino Serial Monitor. Bare Minimum: The bare minimum of code needed to start an Arduino sketch. Blink: Turn an LED on and off. Digital Read Serial: Read a switch, print the state out to the Arduino Serial...

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The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Arduino

I’ve been eyeing up Arduino for some time now, and I have got an Arduino UNO R3 board. Arduino UNO R3 What is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Source: https://www.arduino.cc/ Microcontroller Arduino is a microcontroller on a circuit board which makes it easy to receive inputs and drive outputs. A micro-controller is a integrated computer on a chip. Inputs Some examples of inputs would be a temperature sensor, a motion sensor, a distance sensor, a switch and so forth. Outputs Some examples of outputs would be a light, a screen, a motor and so forth. TL;DR Arduino is...

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