The materials needed for projects in this blog are simple:
- Arduino Uno:
Self-explanatory: this is the heart and brain of all projects conducted here.
- USB Cable:
This, specifically, is a USB Type B male-to-male cable used to connect the Arduino to the computer.
This is a circuit prototyping board. These can be purchased very cheaply at Radio Shack or various online stores. These are used to connect components to voltage sources and input/output lines on the Arduino.
- Jumper wires:
These wires have pins on either end that make it easy to connect and disconnect devices, and the pin size is standard for both the breadboards and the Arduino I/O sockets.
These will blink and fade depending on how the Arduino is programmed, and provide a visual indicator of the program logic.
These are used in series with the LEDs to control the amount of current provided to the LED. The values will be explained in each post.