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Hello

I just discovered Arduino from a RadioShack advertisement dated Nov 11 2011. Really looks like a well thought out family of microprocessor building blocks. However I need some help with the terminology.

1. What is a shield? In my past electronic experience a shield was used to prevent electro-magnetic energy from ingress or outgress. I do not think the two uses of "shield" are the same.
2. What is a sketch? I have been programing since the Z80 days and never heard the term "sketch".

Thank you.
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Shield - a plug on "daughter board" that allows you to add features to the basic unit.

Sketch - A stupid name for a C/C++ program.

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Shield - a plug on "daughter board" that allows you to add features to the basic unit.

Sketch - A stupid name for a C/C++ program.

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Now I feel more at home; thank you for your reply. Now if I could only spell "Termonology" smiley-red
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Now I feel more at home; thank you for your reply. Now if I could only spell "Termonology" smiley-red
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If you could spell you would be a stuffy english major.

As is you are an inquisitive and adventurous geek-to-be... Beats an english major any day. (small 'e' was deliberate.)
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Shield - a plug on "daughter board" that allows you to add features to the basic unit.

Sketch - A stupid name for a C/C++ program.

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Rob

These are artistic names Rob. You tell artists technical names as above, the first thing they might do is to turn around and leave.

OP, arduino is a popular platform for various art science engineering hobby projects, ranging from plain silly to incredibly brilliant. Just google its unique name. Welcome to the arduino community!
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the first thing they might do is to turn around and leave
He he, best to suck them in first eh?

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