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Getting known with Arduino

This year started with an interesting new course that is all about building a prototype. I have always found robots fascinating and now I have an opportunity to build something with my own hands.

The very first project - traffic light controller

Our first assignment was to build a small project from the following components: Arduino (UNO) and USBJumper wiresLed lightsBreadboard
1. Hello world, can you hear me?
I downloaded the programming environment for Arduino from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software. (My operation system is Windows 8.1). 

Once the software is installed it is necessary to test if the Arduino is responding to it by blinking a light, in other words this is Arduino's way to say "Hello World". Connect Arduino to your computer with USB and open the programming environment. Choose File > Examples > 01.Basics and run it. If everything is fine Arduino will now blink it's led. Just to be sure I changed the running loop's delay times to see the resort…