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Tutorial 10: Ten Arduino Projects for Absolute Beginners

Created on: 2 August 2012

Tutorial 10 – Pages

This tutorial features ten Arduino Projects for absolute beginners. The projects have been selected from the Arduino IDE built in examples, so no code needs to be downloaded – all programs can be loaded to the Arduino straight from the IDE.

Only a few basic electronic components are needed to build these projects. The projects are a great way of exploring some of the capabilities of Arduino.


Complete Tutorial 3: Starting with Arduino and Tutorial 9: Using the Arduino Serial Port. It is also recommended to complete Arduino tutorial 4 and tutorial 7.

Read about potentiometers, LDRs and piezo disks.


Besides an Arduino Uno board, USB cable, wire links and a breadboard, you will need:

Qty Part Notes Type
1 1M ohm resistor (1 meg ohm) (brown - black - green) 1/4W, 5% or better Resistor
1 10k resistor (brown - black - orange)
1 4k7 resistor (yellow - violet - red)
10 220 ohm resistors (red - red - brown)
1 100 ohm resistor (brown - black - brown)
10 LEDs (e.g. red or green 3mm or 5mm LEDs) Semiconductor
1 LDR (Light Dependent Resistor) Transducer
1 Piezo disc
1 8 ohm loudspeaker
1 push button or toggle switch Or just a wire link will do Switch

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