Here are step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing the Arduino IDE software, then testing connections to the Arduino board. Click the link for your operating system:
Here are some of our favorite websites for getting Arduino help and project ideas.
Here are 15 experiments you can do with the parts in the BatLab basic project kit. If you're a beginner, we recommend starting with the "Blink an LED" experiment and working your way up to projects with more advanced code and/or wiring.
Download and extract this zip file for PDF descriptions and code files:
If you're stuck, come by a free ACC BatLab workshop, meetup, or event. You'll meet fellow students there who were once beginners themselves -- they'll be happy to get you back on track! If you can't make it to the BatLab, check out some of the other resources on this page -- there are books, videos, and websites that can help.