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February 11, 2010 AT 1:34 pm

Arduino Hacks – Arduino libraries, what they are and how to install them

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Arduino Hacks – Arduino libraries, what they are and how to install them…

Libraries are great places, and not yet illegal in the United States! If you ever need to learn how to do something, like say fix a motorcycle, you can go to your local library and take out a book. Sure you could buy the book but the library is nice because as a resource you can get the book whenever you need it, keeping your house uncluttered. Software Libraries are very similar. We already studied what a procedure is, in lesson 3 : a procedure is a list of things to do. A library is a big collection of procedures, where all the procedures are related! If you, say, want to control a motor, you may want to find a Motor Control Library: a collection of procedures that have already been written for you that you can use without having to do the dirty work of learning the nuances of motors.


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1 Comment

  1. Hell Ya,

    Made my interfacing my Panel8x8 library to ethernet, wireless, and sd card a snap. The greatest improvement in Arduino 017 was being able to drop libraries into your sketches folder at Sketches\Libraries. Certainly makes upgrading to next version a snap.

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