What is arduino how does it work

Arduino: how does a microcontroller work?

Everyone has it, but only a few know it: microcontrollers are in everywhere. Whether in the car, DSL router, smartphone or tablet: microprocessors help to switch, control, regulate and monitor things automatically. Even in the non-commercial sector, microcontrollers can be used creatively and practically, for example to have regularly recurring tasks done, to breathe life into static things or to record the environment with sensors and display the data - all without a comparatively expensive and clunky PC .

Thanks to the large and affordable range of electronic components, private individuals can easily develop devices that were previously not available on the market or tailor them precisely to their requirements. Aquarium feeder, garden irrigation control, air quality measuring device, level monitoring, distance warning, smartwatch, drones, robots, light control, home automation: the microcontroller takes on various tasks in the house, yard and hobby, depending on your taste.

With the Arduino and the software development environment, which is also easy to understand for non-computer scientists, beginners will find a quick introduction to programming microcontrollers. And although the Arduino and its software were originally developed for users who are more remote from IT, such as artists, designers and media scientists, professional hardware developers now also use it to build prototypes. Thanks to its plug-in system, the Arduino can be easily and quickly expanded with additional hardware - so-called shields - without soldering.