Introduction to Arduino and Arduino IDE Configuration – Step-by-step instructions

Hello friends, this is my first blog post. Also, this includes the introduction of the Arduino and how to set up the Arduino IDE. In the future, we will do various projects using Arduino. Based on this tutorial for them. So, let’s go to the post.

What is the Arduino and Arduino board?

Arduino Introduction.

The Arduino board is a circuit that can be compared to the computer we all know. But can’t be compared to a computer. Because the Arduino board has a microcontroller, the computer has a microprocessor. The Arduino board can only do one task at a time.

This is implemented according to a program we have prepared. So this can also be considered as our service provider. This can be used to make the projects we need to make your daily tasks easier. It’s a very useful feature of our work. So this technology can be used for our hobbies. Arduino can be used to create great creations that are adapted to the ever-changing technology. From lighting a bulb to creating a robot, Arduino technology can be used. Today, it has spread from school children to adults. That is because of the ease of working with this. Arduino is a 100% free platform. So we can customize it as we want. We can also buy Arduino boards for a small fee. The various devices and sensors that are associated with this are available at very affordable prices. Also, we can see the different types of Arduino boards in the market. We will look at them one by one in detail.

Arduino board types

Arduino Pro Mini

Pro mini 3.3v
  • Microcontroller  —  ATmega 328p
  • Operating Voltage   —  3.3v
  • Input Voltage   —  5v
  • Digital pins  — 12 pins(6 PWM pins)
  • Analog pins   — 8 pins
  • DC current per I/O pins  —  40mA
  • Flash memory  — 32KB
  • SRAM   — 2KB
  • EEPROM  —  1KB
  • Clock speed  — 8Mhz
  • Not include programmer

Pro mini 3.3v

  • Microcontroller  —  ATmega 328p
  • Operating Voltage   —  5v
  • Input Voltage   —  5-12v
  • Digital pins  — 12 pins(6 PWM pins)
  • Analog pins   — 8 pins
  • DC current per I/O pins  —  40mA
  • Flash memory  — 32KB
  • SRAM   — 2KB
  • EEPROM  —  1KB
  • Clock speed  — 16Mhz
  • Not include programmer

Arduino Nano

  • Microcontroller  —  ATmega 328p
  • Operating Voltage   —  5v
  • Input Voltage   —  5-12v
  • Digital pins  — 12 pins(6 PWM pins)
  • Analog pins   — 8 pins
  • DC current per I/O pins  —  40mA
  • Flash memory  — 32KB
  • SRAM   — 2KB
  • EEPROM  —  1KB
  • Clock speed  — 16Mhz
  • Power consumption  — 19mA

Arduino UNO

  • Microcontroller  —  ATmega 328p
  • Operating Voltage   —  5v
  • Input Voltage   —  5-12v
  • Digital pins  — 12 pins(6 PWM pins)
  • Analog pins   — 6 pins
  • DC current per I/O pins  —  40mA
  • Flash memory  — 32KB
  • SRAM   — 2KB
  • EEPROM  —  1KB
  • Clock speed  — 16Mhz

Arduino Mega

  • Microcontroller  —  CH340
  • Operating Voltage   —  5v
  • Input Voltage   —  7-12v
  • Digital pins  — 54 pins(15 PWM pins)
  • Analog pins   — 16 pins
  • Dc current per I/O pins  —  40mA
  • Flash memory  — 256KB
  • SRAM   — 8KB
  • EEPROM  —  4KB
  • Clock speed  — 16Mhz

Arduino Due

  • Microcontroller  —  AT91SAM3X8E
  • Operating Voltage   —  3.3v
  • Input Voltage   —  7-12v
  • Digital pins  — 54 pins(12 PWM pins)
  • Analog pins   — 16 pins
  • DC current per I/O pins  —  130mA
  • DC current for 3.3v pin  — 800mA
  • DC current for 5v pin  — 800mA
  • Flash memory  — 512KB
  • SRAM   — 96KB
  • Clock speed  — 84Mhz

I hope you have learned about Arduino boards. The Arduino board needs software to work like a computer. It’s 100% free software. The first time you must install this software on your computer. It’s very easy to work. Okay, let’s see how to install Arduino IDE on your computer step by step.

Step 1

Download the Arduino IDE software using this link.

Step 2

Install it on your computer as shown in the pictures below.

  • Double-click this setup.
  • Next, Click the “I Agree” button.
  • Then, select your location and install it.
  • Now, install drivers using the next window.

Step 3

OK, the setup installation is finished. Now if you want to install the USB drivers manually, please follow the instructions below.

  • First, Click this link and download it. Then. run this setup file and install it.

OK, everything is done. Now connect the Arduino board to your computer using a USB cable. Check the COM ports on your computer to see if the Arduino board is properly connected to your computer. So now you have to start working with Arduino.

So in the next article, we will talk about the first project and how to upload the code to the Arduino board. We will meet in the next post. Bye. Have a good day.

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