Working with Arduino

Start your Arduino journey with Simuli Virtual Lab

One of the most common names you will hear when talking about creating smart products is Arduino. Arduino has been at the forefront of the maker revolution, creating tools that are intuitive and easy to use. All of the software and Hardware design components are completely open-source.

In the following guides, we will take a look at how easily you can get started with Arduino development using the Simuli Virtual Lab.

What does Arduino mean?

When we talk about "Arduino", it can mean one of several things:

  • Arduino, the company.

  • Arduino, the family of single-board microcontrollers.

  • Arduino the language, which uses a simplified version of C++.

  • Arduino IDE, the tool we will use to work with different microcontrollers.

We will be working with the Arduino Uno for our use case, which is fully supported by the Simuli Virtual Lab platform. We can build our projects using a range of different sensors supported by the Arduino Uno. We will use the Arduino IDE (Integrated development environment), to program our microcontroller using the Arduino programming language.

Let's start building our very first project called blink - the "Hello World" equivalent of the Arduino ecosystem. We will see how to install the Arduino IDE, create an Arduino Sketch, and then run it on the Simuli Virtual Lab platform.

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