Just Started Using Arduino?

When you get your first Arduino Board .. two things to consider!

  1. Check that the Arduino is connected after you have downloaded the Arduino IDE ( the programmer )
  1. The Arduino IDE has some Example codes.  Run "Blink" as the first test.  This will show that you have successfully connected and programmed your first Arduino project.  If you have one of  the more recent boards .. you will see an LED blinking.