Current list of tutorials
Does it work?
TSL230R to Arduino interface
Arduino to Flash communications
I have about 6 more tutorials in the can that will be published in the next week.
Why this page exists
I have posted a couple of Arduino tutorials on the TeamPaulC blog and they are fairly large posts that most people don't want to read. So rather than post long uninteresting blog posts, I figured that I would aggregate all of the tutorials here for people that are interested.
What makes you an Arduino expert?
I am in fact a noob when it comes to the Arduino platform, but I have been writing code since theMom and theDad bought me a Commodore 64 in 1982. The thing is that I am learning about the Arduino and writing lots of code and wiring up projects, so as I learn it I write it down for myself for future reference, so why not put the data online for others to learn from?
What is "arduino"?
Arduino is an open source hardware project started by some Italian engineers. Its based on the AVR microcontrollers and its pretty dam spiffy. "Arduino" is a hardware specification and a bootloader and an integrated development environment (IDE). The target audiance is artists and hobbyists that want to interact with their environment with the shallowest learning curve. I believe that the Arduino team has hit that goal spot on.
How do I get started?
Its pretty easy to get started with Arduino. Assuming that you have nothing but a computer, you need to purchase:
Do I need to learn to "program"?
Yes, and no. :)
You DO need to tell the Arduino what to do, but the Arduino IDE uses "Processing" which is a high level language designed for non developers. The nice thing is that you can use Processing and sprinkle C code in, which I tend to do. :) SO, do not fear the code! Its easy and I will explain it all in my tutorials.
What websites should I read?
ALL of them. There are way too many sites to list them all, and the number grows by the day. All of my Arduino links can be found here, below are my most recent 20.