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A Beginner’s Guide to Microcontrollers

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A very handy Instructable by jenfoxbot discusses many of the dozens of microcontrollers available for people considering interactive electronics. She starts  with “What is a microcontroller?”

A microcontroller is a “simple computer” that runs one program in a loop. They are designed to perform a single, specific task.

Then helps understand the differences between microcontrollers and a Raspberry Pi & other computers.

Finally she discusses 10 of the most common boards including the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, Adafruit Flora and Gemma.

Check out this Instructable for more.

Wearable Microcontroller
(Ed.: I don’t recommend attaching boards to ones skin long term, maybe sew one of the sewing friendly ones to a costume or use a carry case??)

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