Since the Arduino is a hardware platform, you’ll obviously need to get some parts to complete the exercises outlined in Exploring Arduino. To make this as easy as possible, I’ve partnered with Newark/element14 to assemble parts kits for the book. Visit element14.com/exploringarduino to buy all the parts you need at once, at a discounted rate! If you prefer to buy your parts elsewhere, I’ve listed several purchasing options on the pages for each part in the digital content and parts sections of this site.
Learning & Getting Help
The Arduino platform benefits from an active user community that makes it easy to get help from fellow experimenters when you run into problems with your Arduino projects. Consider utilizing some of the following resources if you run into a roadblock.
- Official Arduino Language Reference
- Official Arduino Libraries Reference
- SparkFun Arduino Introduction
- ShieldList: A Comprehensive List of all Arduino Shields
- Jeremy’s Tutorial Series for Arduino
- Official Arduino Tutorials
- adafruit Arduino Learning Series
- TronixStuff Arduino Tutorial Series
- The adafruit Arduino Forum Category
- The SparkFun Arduino Forum Category
- The Official Arduino Forum
- The Arduino Subreddit
- The element14 Arduino Group
- EEVblog Electronics Forum
Ready to take the next step? When you feel like you’ve conquered the Arduino ecosystem, you might be ready to dive into some more complex electrical engineering and programming projects. I recommend checking out the following resources when you want to start learning new things.
- The EEVblog: A video series that covers nearly every nook and cranny of electrical engineering
- The Amp Hour Podcast: A great weekly podcast to keep you “in the know”
- My Eagle CAD Tutorials: An introduction to PCB design, so you can design your own circuit boards
- The Cornell ECE4760 YouTube Channel: Learn microcontrollers from Bruce Land, the professor who taught me much of what I know
- Wireless Sensor Networks: A book that explores the intricacies of XBee communication with Arduinos
- The Art of Electronics: The defacto text on Electrical Engineering