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  Arduino

Welcome to Jaycar's dedicated arduino page. Here you will find instructional information on creating your own projects.

Getting started with microcontrollers used to be complex and expensive. Not any more! Arduino takes the pain out of creating microcontroller projects, with a variety of controller boards with different features and sizes plus a very simple to use free code editor that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac®.

The code editor has an easy one-click "compile/upload" feature that uploads your programs via USB, so you don’t even need an ISP programmer. Just plug the microcontroller board into your computer using USB, launch the editor, and you're ready to go.

Free software, hundreds of examples, circuit diagrams, programs, all kinds of projects and tutorials are openly available on the Internet to support these interactive boards. Many sensors, modules and displays can be used. You can also combine an Arduino microcontroller board with servo motors, DC motors, gearboxes, speakers, LEDs, switches, cases and many other electronic parts in our catalogue to make your project.

What is Arduino?

Arduino is an open source hardware and software prototyping environment, but what does this mean? Open source means that the boards and programs have been developed by a community of people who are passionate about building their own ideas into projects, but also are willing to share their knowledge, designs, code and skills with other like-minded people. There’s a wealth of shared resources, examples and project ideas to help you develop and learn. See www.arduino.cc to find out more.

Arduino Hardware

The Arduino boards are designed with education in mind- in fact they were developed at a University to make electronics easy for artists and other students unfamiliar with programming electronics. It’s possible to build complex circuits without soldering, by simply by plugging jumper leads, modules and breadboard together with the main Uno board. There’s also prototyping shields and other parts and modules that can be soldered if you want to take your project beyond simple plug-and-play.

Arduino Software

The Arduino IDE (Integrated Developed Environment) is available as a web app or free open-source download that works on Windows, Mac and Linux, and provides beginners with a simple intuitive programing language. It also allows advanced users to develop powerful programs using the vast range of downloadable libraries that the Arduino community has created. See www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software for software options.

DIY Projects

See below for a variety of projects you can build with our Arduino compatible parts. Keep an eye out for our monthly catalogue.

Duinotech Learning Kit
Duinotech Learning Kit
Wall Dodging Robot
Wall Dodging Robot
LED Tester
Arduino Based LED Tester
Pong
Pong
Telescope Dew Heater
Telescope Dew Heater
DIY Arduino Clock
DIY Arduino Clock
Secret Knock Detector
Secret Knock Detector
Ethernet IO Controller
Ethernet IO Controller
Breathalyser
Breathalyser
Ardublocks
Ardublocks
Ultrasonic Distance and Compass Reader
Ultrasonic Distance and Compass Reader
Resistor and Capicitor Tester
Resistor and Capicitor Tester
Arduino Matrix Multi Clock
Arduino Matrix Multi Clock
Lithium Battery Charger
Lithium Battery Charger
Simple Duinotech Oscilloscope
Simple Duinotech Oscilloscope
Duinotech WiFi Scanner
Duinotech WiFi Scanner
Ultrasonic Parking Assistant
Ultrasonic Parking Assistant
Arduino Phone
Arduino Phone
WIFI Email Notifier
WIFI Email Notifier
Audio Matrix Spectrum
Audio Matrix Spectrum
Ultrasonic Theremin
Ultrasonic Theremin
ISP Programming
ISP Programming
WiFi Environmental Datalogger
WiFi Environmental Datalogger
DIY Christmas Star
DIY Christmas Star
LED Christmas Tree
LED Christmas Tree
Christmas Clock
Christmas Clock
Wireless Garden Monitor
Wireless Garden Monitor
RFID Password Typer
RFID Password Typer
Duinotech FM Radio
Duinotech FM Radio
RTC Power Point Timer
RTC Power Point Timer
Trailer Voltage Monitor
Trailer Voltage Monitor
RFID Keypad
Arduino RFID Keypad
Android Phone Notifier
Android Phone Notifier
Android Picture Frame
Arduino Picture Frame
Android Game Machine
Arduino Game Machine
USB Serial Converter
USB Serial Converter
Metronome
Duinotech Metronome
LoRa Remote Relay
LoRa Remote Relay
Battery Night Light
Battery Night Light
Snake Game
XC3900 Snake Game
Wi-Fi Wireless Power Switch
Wi-Fi Wireless Power Switch
Yun Shield Dropbox
Yun Shield Dropbox
Duinotech Thermostat
Duinotech Thermostat
Coding Shield
Coding Shield
PCDuino Media Player Project
PCDuino Media Player Project
Programmable Remote Control
Programmable Remote Control
Laser Beam Timer
Laser Beam Timer
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