Let me begin by saying I'm confident on the programming side of things but when it comes to electronics I'm a novice. So if this question is too dumb, apologies in advance.
Basically, I've bought the arduino kit from OOmlout and worked my way through a few books on Arduino. most of the books involve LED's and I want to play with a DC motor. I believe the motor I have is 9 volts. I know the arduino outputs five. I'm powering the board via USB. I know that USB can output various levels of electricity. I was wondering if I plug the motor straight into the board will it draw 5 volts ad not work OR will it start to run and fry out my arduino because its sucking too much power form the board? Given I don't want to fry my Arduino to find out, I figured I'd ask on here as a first port of call.
I am trying to learn more about electronics. I bought the Make Electronics book and it's proving useful, but it's going to take a little bit till I've got the fundamentals.