The Arduino microcontroller is used by students in ME 2011 to control a robot. It is an open-source, small, single-board computer with analog and digital inputs and outputs. The programming language is a simple version of C. Code is developed on a personal computer (Windows/Mac/Linux) and downloaded to the board through a USB channel.

Arduino Technical Information
Tutorial Information
Arduino Guide (link)
Arduino Programming Summary (PDF file)
Arduino demo code (TXT file)

Troubleshooting page

Debugging a robot

Also, these older links for debugging a Stamp board might be useful: Debugging a Stamp board, Debugging Stamp circuits

Information from Arduino
The Arduino web site is packed with essential information


Getting Your Own Arduino Board

  Web order: Among others, these: 1. Sparkfun DEV-00666, 2. Amazon B00P2FX9WY, 3. Maker Shed MKSP4

Local stores: 1. UMN Book Store (small stock). 2. UMN ECE Depot. 3. Radio Shack 2760128 (check online for stock). 4. Micro Center 194720 (St. Louis Park).

Interfacing Devices to the Arduino

Documents in this section are being converted from Stamp to Arduino, which may take some time.

ITP Physical Computing has good electronics and Arduino tutorials.

Data sheets for electronic parts

Construction and Electronics Information
Mechanical Design and Construction Electronics Construction and Tools

Need information on the BASIC Stamp microcontroller used previously in the course? Look here.