What did you think of our last video? We hope that you learnt something new! This time around, things have got a lot more hi-tech as we take a look at Arduino. 



Arduino is an open-source computer hardware and software company that creates digital devices that can sense and control things in the physical world. You can buy them online, and choose to either build it yourself from scratch, or order an already-assembled kit.


The Arduino board can be connected up to other circuits and expansion boards using the USB port, making it easy to use and very flexible to use - perfect for classrooms, corporations and bedroom hacktivists alike!


You can use an Arduino for many different projects, including programming small robots and buggies, but a typical first project for a microcontroller simply blinks an LED on and off - take a look at Thiago's demonstration above to find out more.


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