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this is the first time on this forum and am brand new to arduino, can u experts put me on the right track, l have purchaced an starters/ experimentesr  pack and a rainbowduino driver board and matrix board, now what is the quickest and simplest way to learn the programming language , what books can u guys reccommend ,or sites, and were do l get the programming software, l know picaxe micrcontroller programming but l suppose that is no good to me for arduino
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Don't know specifically about the rainbowduino you mention, but you're at the right site! Go to http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software to get the software. There's tons to learn just by browsing the site (Reference and Playground recommended), and if your kit didn't come with a set of lessons, here's one set of lessons you can follow (depending on what came in your kit) http://oomlout.com/a/products/ardx/
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I got my arduino uno and the MAKE: Projects Getting Started with Arduino book a week ago and I read everything in it, but when i tried to program it, it did not work. I put my LED on the board and my cable in the board and computer, but after I plugged it in the LED started to blink. I did not have my IDE open yet.
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Welcome to the amazing world of Arduino!

A very well written on-line Arduino tutorial:
http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com/tutorials/

This page has some info about good books written on Arduino:
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2010/11/02/books-to-learn-arduino-an-adafruit-electronics-gift-guide/

I'd also highly recommend this book as a complete Arduino reference:
http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596802486/

Hope this helps smiley
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I got my arduino uno and the MAKE: Projects Getting Started with Arduino book a week ago and I read everything in it, but when i tried to program it, it did not work. I put my LED on the board and my cable in the board and computer, but after I plugged it in the LED started to blink. I did not have my IDE open yet.

Livdaws, the board starts out with a simple blink sketch that blinks the onboard (and any LEDs plugged up to the board on pin 13) just as a way to show the board is working correctly
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"oomlout"  smiley-lol

Then there's the Complete Beginners Guide to the Arduino (PDF) from Earthshine Electronics.
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I would recommend the learning section on our very own arduino.cc site.  It's extremely helpful and teaches you basic commands to get you up and running fast.  That's how I learned.   smiley-lol
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