littleBits Arduino Coding Kit
This kit gives novice tinkerers and professional prototypers an intro into programming. You can now create and code your own inventions without breadboarding, soldering, or wiring (unless you want to!).
- 24-page invention guidebook – Step-by-step instructions that guide you from easy circuit building to epic mind-blowing inventions.
- Set up the Arduino Bit. Getting the Arduino Bit set up and ready to program is quick and easy. Follow these simple steps and get coding in no time!
- Arduino Setup Tutorial
- Download Arduino software – ARDUINO 1.8.1 The open-source Arduino Software (IDE) makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software. This software can be used with any Arduino board.
- Sample code
- How to: Coding basics
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects.
The Arduino Software (IDE) allows you to write programs and upload them to your board. In the Arduino Software page you will find two options:
- If you have a reliable Internet connection, you should use the online IDE (Arduino Web Editor). It will allow you to save your sketches in the cloud, having them available from any device and backed up. You will always have the most up-to-date version of the IDE without the need to install updates or community generated libraries.
- If you would rather work offline, you should use the latest version of the desktop IDE.
- Getting Started with Arduino
- Read an introduction on what is Arduino and why you’d want to use it.
- What is the Arduino Software (IDE) and how do I change the default language?
- Libraries: Using and installing Arduino Libraries.
- Cores: Need to add a new board to your Arduino Software? Install the relate core and manage it.
- Troubleshooting: Advice on what to do if things don’t work.