Arduino

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so you use the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring), and the Arduino Software (IDE), based on Processing.

-- https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Introduction

Arduino has over a decade of projects and history, so you'll find a lot of existing code that you can use with your Circuit Playground Classic.

Since Circuit Playground is now built into Arduino, it's great for beginners - and you can take advantage of the huge Arduino community.

For experts - Arduino is essentially C/C++ with a built in library of hardware interfaces. You can embed assembly, write ultra-fast code, and twiddle registers.

Last updated on 2017-10-22 at 06.06.14 PM Published on 2016-04-26 at 12.23.18 PM