arduino for beginners

Hi members im happy that im now a member of this wonderful group. I intend to study microcontroller but i dont where to start. i mean what arduino model should i buy to get started. Please help.

thanks a lot

Any model will do. If you have budget constraints, I'd advise getting a cheaper Arduino and spending as much on "peripherals".
Unless you have the following, you should get it:

  • breadboard
  • jumper wires
  • resistors of all shapes and sizes, including pots and trimmers
  • LEDs of various colours
  • some transistors
  • maybe a shift register or two

I would highly recommend you checkout/buy this book if you want to study the Arduino platform:

thanks a lot. your inputs will surely help me get started.

See this (very current thread)Arduino Forum