Some details about Arduino Uno




In previous article, I reviewed some open source hardwares for children programming, and considered the Micro:bit is the best choice. But recently, after searching many different types of micro-controllers, I noticed an advanced version of Arduino Uno R3 (less than $3) is desperately cheaper than Micro:bit (about $16) in Taobao.com (a famous e-marketing website in China). Despite the low price, Arduino also have a simple and intuitive IDE (Integrated Development Environment):



The programming language for Arduino is Processing, which looks just like C-language. A python developer could also learn Processing very quickly, for it is also a typeless language.
I also find an example code of blinking a LED bubble by Arduino:

Easy enough, right? But it still have more convenient graphic programming tools, such as ArduBlock and Mixly



The demo of ‘ArduBlock’



The demo of ‘Mixly’

With Easy-learning language, and graphic programming interface, I think Arduino is also a good choice for children programming.

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