Module 2: Setting up Arduino

In Module 2, we first describe what we mean by ‘data logger’. Then we go into detail on setting up the Arduino environment for this course. We discuss installing the WildLogger board files, and setting up drivers so we can communicate with the board. Once that’s done, we introduce the Arduino program structure, then write and upload our first program, “Hello world”.

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2.0  Introduction – Setting up the Arduino IDE

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2.0 – Introduction – Setting up the Arduino IDE slides (PDF)

 

2.1 What’s a Data Logger?

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2.1 – What’s a Data Logger slides (PDF)

 

 

2.2 Setting up Arduino

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2.2 – Setting up Arduino slides (PDF)

 

 

2.3 Arduino Program Structure

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2.2 – Setting up Arduino slides (PDF)

 

 

2.4 Writing our First Programs

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2.4 – Writing Our First Program slides (PDF)

 

 

2.5 Hello World

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2.5 – Hello World slides (PDF)

 

 

Module 3 Teaser

 

Supporting Materials

Terminology Sheet

Module 2 Terminology Cheatsheet (PDF)

 

Video Slides

2.0 – Introduction – Setting up the Arduino IDE slides (PDF)

2.1 – What’s a Data Logger slides (PDF)

2.2 – Setting up Arduino slides (PDF)

2.3 – Arduino Program Structure slides (PDF)

2.4 – Writing Our First Program slides (PDF)

2.5 – Hello World slides (PDF)

 

IDE, Board Files & Drivers 

If you’re having trouble with CH340 Driver, here is a helpful tutorial:

 

Conversations & Troubleshooting

Module 2 Discussion (forum thread)

 

Additional Programming References