Arduino Software

Section 1 – Introduction

What do you expect to accomplish in this module?

I hope to grow my skills and knowlage with circuits, interfaces and sensors. Aswell as learning how to code an microcontoller.

How will you use the blog during the module?

I will mainly be using this blog as a lab book by making notes of any research and ideas for my project and assessment.

Section 2 – Instalation

What does open source mean?

Open Source means that although the software is created/licenced under a company, this software can then be adapted to individuals need.

The software tends to be free.

Open-source software is computer software that is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to use, study, change, and distribute the software and its source code to anyone and for any purpose. Open-source software may be developed in a collaborative public manner. Open-source software is a prominent example of open collaboration, meaning any capable user is able to participate online in development, making the number of possible contributors indefinite. The ability to examine the code facilitates public trust in the software.

What is an IDE?

Integrated Development Environment, enables programmers to consolidate the different aspects of writing a computer program.  IDEs increase programmer productivity by combining common activities of writing software into a single application: editing source code, building executables, and debugging.

So it is the electronic version of a of a DAW (Digital Audio Workspace).

What is a cross-platform application in computing?

Developing software for, or running software on, more than one type of hardware platform. 

An example of this is allowing an app to work on an iPhone and Android. It just means that the software can run on different devices that are of different operating systems and has the same performance quality no matter which device a user is using.

The source code for the IDE is released under the GNU General Public License,what does it mean?

The GNU General Public License is a series of widely used free software licenses that guarantee end-users the four freedoms to run, study, share, and modify the software.

Section 4 – Arduino Software

What are the main parts of the Arduino Software IDE?

What is the main purpose of the Arduino Software IDE?

What are sketches?

What are the main two functions in a sketch?

What are the functions of the top menu icons?

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Section 1 – Instalation