Welcome to Coding

This guide is designed to get you quickly started writing code and bringing your creative ideas to life. Although programming can be a lifelong pursuit, all programs are built around a few core principles:

Statements, functions, syntax, and variables.

In this guide, we help cover the details that will help you understand how code works and how you can use the core principles to make your own fun.

The code that you'll be writing is C++ (c-plus-plus) with some added material that makes coding easier. The code modifications were created by Arduino- a group of people who set out to make coding more available to more people.

We don't recommend that you read this book by itself, but instead use it alongside the projects in your Maker Board kit. When you come across a concept in the projects that you'd like to learn more about, come to this guide and read about how that concept works.