Arduino for Absolute Beginners Getting Started with the Hardware, Software, and Code

  • Clarissa Kleveno

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Are you interested in Arduino and electronics, but aren’t sure how to get started? Beginning with no assumed knowledge, we will cover the basic set up for the Arduino and the Arduino IDE, as well as a few components and how to use them. This video will equip you with enough base knowledge to empower you to start exploring on your own.

The goal of this video is for those with no electronics knowledge or experience to have a fun introduction to Arduino and see the magic in getting that first LED blinking. This video avoids getting bogged down in technical terms and is perfect for those who don’t want to decipher intense documentation to jump start their electronics journey.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain the core concepts of microcontrollers and Arduinos

  • Set up your user environment space

  • Work with code basics such as important commands, running your first program, and understanding sample code

  • Use a breadboard, Arduino pins, LEDs, servos, and buttons

  • Apply what you’ve learned to future projects

Who This Video Is For

Assuming no prior knowledge, this video is aimed at anyone interested in Arduino and electronics, but isn’t sure how to get started.

About The Author

Clarissa Kleveno

Clarissa Kleveno As a self-taught electronics enthusiast, Clarissa Kleveno has a strong grasp of what problems and questions a new person will have. She is an active member of the Maker community and creates videos about the DIY subculture. Clarissa has developed a brand for producing engaging videos about electronics. See more of her work on YouTube (@MakeItAndFakeIt).


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Clarissa Kleveno
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Video Transcript

Welcome to Arduino for Absolute Beginners Getting Started with Hardware, Software, and Code. This introductory course is designed for people who are interested in getting to hobbyist electronics but maybe never have use Arduino or written code before. There’s no expected prior knowledge.

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Clarissa. I am professional software engineer most of time, but in my spare hours, I’m a self-taught hardware enthusiast. I also run a YouTube channel called Make It to Fake It, where I explore electronics, sewing, and 3D printing.

Part of my goal for this video series to make hardware feel accessible and show that even someone who doesn’t feel like they’re a techie person can have fun too. It can be pretty intimidating at first. But I promise with a little practice, you’ll be coding Arduino in no time.

In the following videos, we’ll break down how electronics work, how to use a breadboard to prototype your circuits, and how to code your Arduino, and finally bringing it all together with some examples that we’ll walk through step by step. By the end, I hope you have the parts needed to start exploring your own project ideas, but mostly the electronics doesn’t seem so intimidating anymore.

In this series, we’ll be using an Arduino uno and a cable connected to your computer, a breadboard, jumper wires or any wires that will connect your breadboard, a 220 ohm resistor, a 10k resistor, LEDs, a micro servo, a photo resistor, and a push button. Let’s get started.