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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: calvynlee on Dec 22, 2018, 04:54 am

Title: New User on Arduino
Post by: calvynlee on Dec 22, 2018, 04:54 am
hi ... I am a new user toward Arduino, anyone can recommend where I can get an arduino?
Title: Re: New User on Arduino
Post by: larryd on Dec 22, 2018, 05:27 am
https://store.arduino.cc/usa/     (https://store.arduino.cc/usa/)



Title: Re: New User on Arduino
Post by: Robin2 on Dec 22, 2018, 10:35 am
Also ...

Ebay.

Any of the many hobby and professional electronic component suppliers.

Google is your friend.

...R
Title: Re: New User on Arduino
Post by: NoraTheDoggo on Dec 31, 2018, 02:00 am
Um... Amazon has a bunch of nice fake arduinos that usually work well at a low price. Here's the ones I bought, and they worked out of the box great.

https://www.amazon.com/ELEGOO-Arduino-ATmega328P-Without-Compatible/dp/B0713XK923/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1546217833&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=arduino+nano&psc=1
Title: Re: New User on Arduino
Post by: Robin2 on Dec 31, 2018, 10:54 am
Um... Amazon has a bunch of nice fake arduinos
As far as I can see they are clones. I don't think it is fair to call them fakes. At least in my mind "fake" implies illegality or, at best, cheating. Making clone Arduinos is perfectly legal and respectable - the designs for the hardware are OpenSource.

...R
Title: Re: New User on Arduino
Post by: larryd on Dec 31, 2018, 05:33 pm
Um... Amazon has a bunch of nice fake arduinos that usually work well at a low price. Here's the ones I bought, and they worked out of the box great.

https://www.amazon.com/ELEGOO-Arduino-ATmega328P-Without-Compatible/dp/B0713XK923/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1546217833&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=arduino+nano&psc=1
Buying from the Arduino store, at least buying one, helps pay for this forum and IDE improvements.




Title: Re: New User on Arduino
Post by: NoraTheDoggo on Jan 02, 2019, 03:14 am
As far as I can see they are clones. I don't think it is fair to call them fakes. At least in my mind "fake" implies illegality or, at best, cheating. Making clone Arduinos is perfectly legal and respectable - the designs for the hardware are OpenSource.

...R
That's what I meant. Thanks for the correction.

 
Buying from the Arduino store, at least buying one, helps pay for this forum and IDE improvements.





Very good point, but on a budget amazon is as great place.
Title: Re: New User on Arduino
Post by: Robin2 on Jan 02, 2019, 09:16 am
I agree with the idea of supporting Arduino development but  genuine Arduino boards can be bought from many suppliers, not just from the Arduino store

...R