Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Arduino has arrived
The Arduino experimenter's kit arrived today.
I loaded the software without much trouble. The only issue I had was the software recognized the Arduino was plugged into COM 3, but it was trying to write the program to COM 1. This may have been due to having two instances of the software open. After I closed one of them, it has worked ever since.
I built the first project from the booklet: Making an LED blink. I guess this is the "Hello World" program of the Arduino world.
So far this is going much more smoothly than I had hoped. I will try to do a project each evening. That should give me a good start at writing the chess clock program.