I bought an Arduino UNO in good faith from Jaycar, and, on the advice of another customer, also bought a duinotech 'Dual Ultrasonic Sensor module' so that i had something to connect to my Arduino UNO board and use.
I say "in good faith" because it was not until I got home, opened an account at arduino.cc, and read about getting started, that I realised Jaycar had sold me a 'compatible' UNO board which, it seems, is not detected by the official arduino.cc apps... In other words, you cannot upload programs to it, or so it seems.
So, I have
- an Arduino compatible UNO board
- Dual Ultrasonic Sensor module
- (both from Jaycar)
and no idea how to get started!
I feel frustrated, and embarrassed, because I actually have an IT degree from our second most prestigious university (graduated in 2003), and can program in C++ (albeit a bit rusty), but have no idea where to go to learn how to upload programs to my UNO board. I thought arduino.cc would be a good place to start, but Arduino Create does not recognise compatibles.
I will endeavour to buy genuine Arduino parts in future, but as I say, I am a complete Arduino novice and bought these components in good faith. All I want to do is to learn Arduino as quickly as possible, and I would greatly appreciate your help if you could point me in the right direction.