WHAT IS ARDUINO?
Arduino was born in Ivrea, Italy and named after a king in the ninth century - King Arduino.
It was officially launched in 2005 as a tool for students by Professor Massimo Banzi - one of the Arduino developers at Interaction Design Institution Ivrea (IDII). Although there was none of any marketing or advertising, the news of the Arduino has tremendously spread rate thanks to many rumors of first-time users.
If you want to automatically turn need an Arduino. Just think about that, if you want to control, manage, ... anything related on/off a light, easily invert a motor, reading the signal of the sensors, then you to electronics, the Arduino will help you a lot!
Arduino is now widely known in Vietnam, and it is very worldwide popular
APPLICATIONS OF ARDUINO
With Arduino, you can apply to simple circuits such as light switches to turn on/off lights, motor control circuits… Or even you can make more complicated products such as 3D printers, robots, balloons, unmanned aircraft,...
Arduino is one kind of platform that every hardware device standardized, users just choose what they need, assemble, and then it is ready to be activated.
It’s a human being with a fully-constituted "body", an Arduino system must have the "soul" to be able to "live". And the work that we create a "soul" is called "programming". However, you will not have to program it from A to Z. Each hardware labeled "Arduino" has programmed commands (called libraries), developed by the Arduino user community. You just have put in and cook as you want.
Because of the convenience and simplicity for the user, the Arduino has become a phenomenon in the electronic world. The products of the Arduino user community, as well as Arduino support devices are so large that they cannot be counted. It grows to such an extent that we can call it a diverse ecosystem as the title - like Windows or Android.
An Arduino system can give you a lot of interaction with your surrounding environment such as:
Sensor systems of various types (temperature measurement, humidity, acceleration, velocity, light intensity, color of matter, water flow, motion detection, metal detection, poisonous gas...)
Display devices (LCD, LED,...).
Functional modules (shield) supports wired connection to other devices or common wireless connections (3G, GPRS, Wifi, Bluetooth, 315 / 433Mhz, 2.4Ghz,...).
GPS system, SMS …
And many other interesting things are waiting for you to explore.
ARDUINO PROJECT AT SAIGONTECH
The Arduino project foundation at SaigonTech is laid by MSc. Nguyen Duc Tien, with the aim to help students who love electricity become familiar with the field of microcontrollers, understand interactions between electronic devices and create their own application products.
Supported sensor devices (light, color sensor, distance), motor control, wifi communication, motor, display circuits (7 segments Led, Led matrix, Led 3D, LCD)… Through the Arduino Uno line, students can easily develop applications such as automobiles, watches, remotely controlled vehicles and especially the Arduino and Lego Mindstorm systems.
SaigonTech is planning to develop high-end Arduino applications such as four-wing aircraft, self-balancing robot, solar energy robot, etc…