The best way to start learning how the ARTIK modules work is to connect the developer reference board to your development workstation. This board conveniently extends the connectivity of the ARTIK out to Arduino-compatible header pins. The developer reference board also provides hardware debugging facilities via a JTAG connector. The developer reference board is designed to safely mount your ARTIK to work on your product design without needing to directly handle the module. This protects it from undue wear and tear and the risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. Always make sure you have grounded yourself and the equipment you are handling before touching it in order to dissipate any gradual build-up of static charges. Avoid handling your ARTIK modules directly because they are small and easily damaged.