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Arduino: Open Software, Open Hardware

Thu, Jan 22nd 2009: Hobart, Australia: linux.conf.au

(Joint presentation with Hugh Blemings)

Arduino boards have become the de-facto standard for 8-bit embedded microcontroller hacking under Linux. This popularity has come about due to the combination of the flexible hardware platform itself, and the availability of entirely Open tools for development.

This tutorial will cover getting the software stack installed and running, setting up the hardware (the Arduino Diecimila) and then building some sample applications.

The second half of the tutorial will be participant directed and, depending on the level of interest/expertise of participants could cover further sample applications, using TCP/IP and embedded Ethernet hardware with the Arduino, and other advanced I/O techniques for communicating with devices such as accelerometers.