I’m hardly an expert in anything, but I’ve accumulated a few ideas and a little experience as I’ve gotten cranked up in the last couple of months. I put together this list of resources and stuff for starting in Arduino hacking.

The first thing you need is a bunch of tools, and Lady Ada’s toolkit helped me. One tool that was missing but has drastically improved my work is a self-adjusting wire stripper. You’ll need an Arduino, of course, and a nice kit with a few supplies is a good start. You’ll need an intro to the programming language (Wiring), and this book is a gentle intro. This book from O’Reilly is a more advanced programming book but with more useful stuff to do. For all the deep reference material needed for any programming language, see the Arduino site itself.

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