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This single web page is designed to be your 'one stop' place to find all you need to begin learning about the world of Arduino and to turn your creativity loose.

Start Here

AdaFruit is one of many web sites that supply you with a wide range of information about Arduino. They have some very good tutorial lessons that will tell you everything you need to get started. AdaFruit is a web site for all things Arduino. You can purchase your Arduino Starter kits, additional electronic components, download tutorials, etc.

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This is a set of 16 Arduino Tutorials. I recommend these for beginners. They do a great job of explaining every detail of the Arduino and the associated electronics. You can download each lesson in a PDF file.
Arduino Kit Overview (your kit may be slightly different)
Lessons 1-16
Download all tutorials

Now Dig a Little Deeper

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for BEGINNERS, artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

What is Arduino
Arduino Home Page
Get the Arduino Software here
Arduino Language Reference
Arduino Playground - a very useful place to play and learn
Arduino Manuals and Curriculum
Arduino Libraries - used to add addtional functionality to your projects, motors, LCD, etc.

Other Resources


Another good resource for all things related to Arduino. I recommend the Arduino Starter kit listed below.
Arduino Starter Kit

Open Source Hardware Group (OSHG)

Another really good resource for Arduino beginner information.
Introduction & Tutorials 1-4
Tutorials 5-10
Tutorials 11-12
Other OSHG Resources

123D Circuits - Design, Draw and Document

This is a great place to design and construct a working virtual Arduino project to test your concepts before actually building them.
Create an account to maintain a library of your projects. Click on 'Open Electronics Lab Hub' to get started.
Design, Draw and Document all your Arduino projects
Video of 123dCircuits Project


Arduino Text Books Online

Electronics Tutorial

The Basics of Electronics - Video Tutorials