Arduino – how to start?

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware (Arduino boards), software (Arduino IDE), which allows to write programs and upload them to board (usually via USB connection) and an amazing community. In my opinion it’s a great tool to learn about microcontroller programming and for fast device prototyping. Arduino is not only for beginners. … Read more

What is an AVR Microcontroller ?

The AVR is a modified Harvard architecture 8-bit RISC single-chip microcontroller. The AVR was developed by Atmel in 1996 and was one of the first microcontroller families to use on-chip flash memory for program storage. The AVR microcontoller is like a small computer – includes a CPU, some flash program memory, some SRAM and some … Read more