Lets blink is the most basic project for beginners. It the “Hello World” of physical computing. We are going to do our first every project so we need to have the Arduino Kit which is easily available on Amazon or Ali Express.
Lets get your Arduino connected
You must have your Arduino board (Arduino Uno) and a USB cable
We have various Arduino graphical programming options. They are almost the same as the universal Scratch for kids. If your kid knows scratch, it going to be easy for them and more fun.
Power up your board by connecting it via USB and then we are ready to dive deep in the world of physical computing. Now lets get started.
Here is a tutorial for mBlock installation for Arduino Uno. Watch the guide and get ready for next activity Lets Blink.
Alternatively, you can follow the Arduino IDE. It is not so easy for kids, but as a teenager or an enthusiast you will understand the Arduino IDE which is based on C.
Download the Arduino IDE by clicking here. If you have the graphical/visual coding downloaded. I would advise you to learn it through an easy method so your enthusiasm keeps you going.
Which is the Application or IDE file? after extracting the downloaded file.
Now its time to create your first project. Lets go to our lesson Lets Blink