Frequently asked questions about issues described in my posts (or not)…
You don’t need any electronic knowledge to start with Arduino. I recommend the starter kit if you are a novice. You’ll get the starter kit book – which is really beautiful designed – and all the components you need to build 15 amazing projects. WIth the components in the kit you can also build a lot of variations. In the Netherlands for example, you can buy the starter kit at Antratek Electronics.
There is no difference, except for the logo. And that the Arduino should only be sold in the USA, so if you live outside the USA you should buy a Genuino. I really don’t understand why this is, and since I like the Arduino logo more, I’m happy that I can still buy Arduino boards online, although this might be ‘illegal’ 😉
With a breadboard you can make and test electronic circuits without soldering. You can easily push in and pull out electronic components, IC’s, wires etc. I suggest to buy a large full size (high quality) breadboard and use it instead of the half sized breadboard that comes with the starter kit with your Arduino.
Smd’s are components designed for PCB’s (printed circuit boards) that are soldered by robots. They are very small and useless on a breadboard. If you design your own PCB and want to solder the component you can’t use smd-components either.
Wearables are electronic projects that you can wear, for example leds in a cap, or leds in your sneakers, or even a tiny mp3-player sewed in a scarf! The components are not soldered, but sewed with conductive thread. You can even wash them (by hand, of course). Don’t put them in the dryer 😉
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