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So you want to experiment with Arduino? Check this out.
There are loads of great development platforms out there, but some of the most popular are the Arduino boards. Arduinos have become increasingly popular because of their user-friendly IDE, a huge support system with tons of example code, and their simplicity of use. Arduino is a great gateway board to get started with embedded electronics and can also be used in complex projects. Today we have a great beginner video if you're just starting to explore the world of Arduino. Check it out:
This video will guide you through setting up your Arduino with your PC or Mac. Oddly enough, this might be the most confusing part of using Arduino - the basics of getting started. So Dave Stillman (of product post fame) breaks it down step-by-step. Please feel free to leave any questions or comments below. Enjoy!