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I want to get an Arduino for the holidayz.

I am very interested in LED programming and exploring the world of PWM as well as multiplexing. I want to learn!!!

What Arduino board would make sense for me to start with. I have an APPLE computer. I would prefer to not have to build it.

THANKS FOR ANY INPUT> This forum is great and I look forward to contributing.

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First bit of advice is to make the title of your post less generic. That title could apply to over 98% of posts on this forum.

Get a Uno, good for starting with and easy to replace the processor chip if you blow it up.

A bit of background reading for you:-
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Tutorial/LEDs.html

http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Tutorial/PWM.html

http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Workshop/LED_Matrix.html
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thanks GRUMPY, im reading the links now and I changed post title to more accurately reflect intentions. ALWAYZ best to be clear. communication is KEY. thanks again
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it seems the DUEM...... board is on sale, might that also be an option, I shant want to pass on a hot deal.
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Yes the duemilanove is being reduced at the moment, that is just as good for you.
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solid MIKE, THANKS AGAIN, YES!!!
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I am looking at buying one on AMAZON, what other components might I need to get started, many people ordering complain no wires or associated connectors come with the board. Ideally I want to control DMX and LED with my board, I WANT TO LEARN.
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Just do a search for "arduino starter kit amazon" there are a few to choose from, depends on how much you want to spend.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=arduino+starter+kit&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=10038042661&ref=pd_sl_1mk8zcuq4c_b
If you don't restrict yourself to amazon there are lots more as well.

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Ideally I want to control DMX and LED with my board,
Start with LEDs, as the DMX thing is more of a protocol than anything else.
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