There are a lot of resources available to Arduino practitioners. Here is a (by no means exhaustive) list of some useful items, grouped in categories. Click on the category name to expand/collapse that list.
- Arduino Language Online Reference: the complete online documentation for the programming language.
- Arduino Language Cheat Sheet: a one-page, rather cramped but comprehensive, reference sheet for the Arduino programming language.
- Arduino Programming Notebook: a very handy summary notebook of Arduino programming constructs and typical circuit elements.
- Arduino Language Quick Reference: some quick reference examples for the basic programming language features.
- Getting Started with Arduino: A thorough introduction to using Arduino hardware and software, for those who like nicely illustrated explanations on paper.
- Tinkering With Arduino: An even more lushly designed enhancement of the Getting Started book.
- Arduino, A Quick-Start Guide: A systematic tour of Arduino with a good set of sample projects.
- Beginning Arduino: Another introductory book with a lot of project examples.
- Arduino Cookbook: A comprehensive collection of how-to recipes for accomplishing a myriad of tasks on Arduino systems.
- Practical Arduino: Some fairly advanced Arduino projects, well-documented and explained.
- 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius: Yet another set of Arduino projects.
- Arduino Starter Kit Manual: Documentation accompanying a starter kit, but works without buying the kit, too. A free version of the “Beginning Arduino” book.
- Arduino Experimenter’s Guide: Like the ASK Manual above, meant to accompany yet another another kit, but has some good examples.
- Arduino the Documentary: A 30 minute documentary film that is an excellent introduction to the early history of Arduino.
- Why the Arduino Won and Why It’s Here to Stay: An opinion piece about the significance of the Arduino platform and “movement.”
- Why Google Choosing Arduino Matters and Is This the End of “Made for iPod” (TM)?: Another piece by the same writer about the connection between Android and Arduino.”
|Resistor Chart||A really handy chart for decoding the colored stripe codes on resistors.|
|Soldering is Easy||A step-by-step poster that clearly illustrates basic soldering techniques.|
|Make: Electronics||A beautifully designed book that is a hands-on primer for people new to electronics.|
|Electrical Engineering 101||Very accessible book on the theory and practice of electronics.|
|Getting Started in Electronics||An electronics course in notebook format.|
|Practical Electronics for Inventors||A complete reference guide for the theoretical and practical aspects of electronics.|
|Arduino Forum||The premier online community for Arduino.|
|Adafruit Forum||Primarily support for their products, but also an excellent and generous community.|
|Metrix Create:Space||Hackerspace, tech shop, workshops, classes: great resource and community, right on Cap Hill in Seattle.|
|Jigsaw Renaissance||A community and collective of intellectual eccentrics, passionate about learning and our various arts.|
|dorkbot seattle||People doing strange things with electricity: a monthly meeting of artists, designers, engineers, students and other interested parties who are involved in the creation of electronic art.|
- Leah Buechly: The MIT Media Lab professor who developed the LilyPad.
- Is the Rise of Wearable Electronics Finally Here?: A survey article about all kinds of wearable technology projects.
- Fashion Geek: Diana Eng — “Fashion engineered from daydreams.”
- The Future of Fashion: “Ideas that will change and shape the fashion industry of tomorrow.”
- Fashioning Technology: Syuzi Pakhchyan — “A designer whose work investigates the intersection between code, cloth and culture.”
|Adafruit Industries||Maker of Arduino kits, supplier of parts, curator of offerings — awesome documentation, too.|
|Sparkfun Electronics||All things for the electronics hobbyist, with lots of Arduino and LilyPad stuff.|
|Maker SHED||DIY central, including Arduino, and lots more.|
|Radio Shack||Electronics supplies, with bricks and mortar sales.|
|Vetco Electronics||Mostly industrial electronics supplier, in Bellevue, but they sell to hobbyists.|
|Ada’s Technical Books||Great technical book store, on Cap Hill in Seattle, also with kits, puzzles, gifts, etc.|