Arduino for hardware software hobbies

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Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

1. Download arduino software
wget http://arduino.googlecode.com/files/arduino-0013-linux2.tgz
2. You will need to install some programs to use Arduino under Linux (the way you do this depends on your distribution):
* sun’s java runtime (jre)
* librxtx-java (Java communication library)
* avr-gcc (aka “gcc-avr”)
o Version 4.3.0 has a major bug which affects multiplication of long int’s. This is the default version in Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10). Check using “avr-gcc –version” and upgrade if necessary.
* avr-libc

3. tar xvf arduino-0013-linux2.tgz
4. ./arduino from command line
5. Where to start: http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/HomePage
6. Project samples: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/HomePage

enjoy :).
– if you love software so much, you’ll create your own hardware- NN

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