Getting Started

Are you brand new to Arduino? Just put your hands on a new Arduino product? Worry no more. Here you can find our kickstart guides: step-by-step instructions to get you started with Arduino right away, so you can focus your time on creating incredible things.

Built-In Examples

Built-in Examples are sketches included in the Arduino Software (IDE); to open them, click on the toolbar menu: File > Examples. These simple programs demonstrate all basic Arduino commands. They span from a Bare Minimum Sketch to Digital and Analog IO, to the use of Sensors and Displays.

Examples from Libraries

The Arduino Software (IDE) can be extended through the use of libraries, just like most programming platforms, to provide extra functionality to your sketches. These tutorials walk you through the Examples of a number of libraries that come installed with the IDE. To open them, click on the toolbar menu: File > Examples.

Foundations and more

This section guides you through some of the key elements of the Arduino hardware and software, and the concepts behind them. What is a Sketch? What are Microcontrollers? What are the building blocks of the Arduino Programming Language? Find these answers here.


In this section you can find useful information to expand your knowledge about the Arduino platform. Do you want to know what's under the hood? Here you can find guidelines for customizing every software that runs on an Arduino board and the explanation of some of the hardware design details.

Tutorials on Arduino Project Hub

Arduino Project Hub is our official tutorial platform powered by hackster.io. Get inspired by a variety of tutorials, getting started guides, showcases and pro tips. Contribute projects and ideas, comment on the tutorials you are curious about, and ‘Respect’ the ones you like the most.