Before you start building any project using Arduino first you need to set up the software and understand Arduino programming.
Arduino software set up
Arduino Software also called IDE will allow you to write the code and upload it to the board. On the software page, you will see two options. First is for you who can have a good internet connection, online IDE or Arduino Web Editor can be used. This option will allow you to save sketches in the cloud as well as make the sketches available in any device. Second, is if you choose to work offline, you will have to use the desktop IDE version.
Arduino code and syntax
IDE is a program that looks like a text editor that will allow a programmer to write and upload code to the board. The IDE is made to be simple and easy to use So it is beginner-friendly. The file that is saved is called a sketch, it is to call the http://18.104.22.168 code that has been written. One of IDE jobs is to take the human-readable code and then translate it into the code that Arduino will execute next.
In the Arduino programming code, the syntax is important since without it being perfect, the programs won’t compile. Let us learn briefly about some syntax in the Arduino programming language.
- The semicolon should follow all statements in the Arduino language. Semicolon will signify the end of a code to be followed by the next code. Semicolon acts as a period in a sentence.
- The double backslash for comments. Comments are there to give information about what you are thinking and the time you wrote it. to annotate code, comments are used.
- The curly (open and close) braces are there to enclose the next instruction that is carried out by a certain function. Functions are code that is used frequently which are then made into certain keywords to make it easier to use them.
- The void set up has the function to set up the board. The set up will only run once and it needs to be the first function in the sketch. They should also have opened as well as closing curly braces.