Microcontrollers Resource Library

Microcontrollers are components that make it easy to control things like LEDs, motors, or fans based on sensor input like temperature, light, or speed.

Since it's easy to make advanced functions with microcontrollers, almost all things electronic use a microcontroller these days.

To use a microcontroller in your project you need to learn to write code. And you need to learn how to upload that code onto the chip. I highly recommend Arduino as a starting point. It makes coding and uploading much simpler.

This page is a library resource with tutorials and the basics of microcontrollers.

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