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ahmad91

Hello

I am new to Arduino board and am gonna use it for my project, just had few question hope you guys can help me out with them

1- Which type of language it used in this board (C, C++, ... ) ?
2- When i buy the kit from the company what they offer with the board ?
3- Regarding the libraries...are they free of charge ?
4- Is there any useful manuals and that can help me to get more familiar with arduino ?
5- if i want to connect the atmega328 UNO with GSM/GPS modems, which item would be the best suited for it GSM/GPRS/GPS-Shield or SIM900.

Thanks :D

johnwasser

> 1- Which type of language it used in this board (C, C++, ... ) ?

C++

> 2- When i buy the kit from the company what they offer with the board ?

The board comes fully assembled.  Some vendors include a USB cable which is the only hardware you need to program the Arduino.

> 3- Regarding the libraries...are they free of charge ?

I have never found any that required payment.  All the Arduino libraries I have ever used were free.

> 4- Is there any useful manuals and that can help me to get more familiar with arduino ?

http://arduino.cc/
http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage
http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/HomePage
http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage

> 5- if i want to connect the atmega328 UNO with GSM/GPS modems, which item would be the best suited for it GSM/GPRS/GPS-Shield or SIM900.

If you don't have experience with electronics then a shield is usually the best way to go.  It makes all the connections between the device and your Arduino.
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Grumpy_Mike

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> 1- Which type of language it used in this board (C, C++, ... ) ?

C is a subset of C++ so you can mainly use C except when you want to write your own libaries.

ahmad91

Thank you johnwasser the links are very useful
i'll go with shield i dont want to go in electronic problems :D


and thank you Grumpy_Mike  :)


my project is highly depended on programming, and to be honest am lil bit weak in programming, so i want to confirm about the language before going more deep in the project..
because am going to take courses to be more familiar with the programming...so i want to know should i learn C or C++ ?

and thank you again to both of you :D

Grumpy_Mike

The two are so similar it matters not what you learn. When you write code that actually does stuff in C++ that code is C code.

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