I am going to buy my first microcontroller board, I plan to buy the arduino mega 2560.
I want to ask about some technical issues of what should I get to set everything up.
I read that the board can be powered with the USB cable. Is that the same cable to program with the arduino software?
How do we connect the arduino with the hyperterminal on my PC?
The first time I learn to use microcontroller, I use the cerebot board and it used the RS232 cable. But I am really new to Arduino and I want everything works well.
Do I need a power supply from AC - DC to power the board?
What Else do I need to start with the Arduino Mega 2560?
I really need your suggestions as I am really a newbie…
Thanks anyway for any input and suggestions.