"Gareth Halfacree shows us how to get started with programming
for Arduino and open hardware by create an electronic music box.
The first of our three part guide assumes no prior experience in
either programming or developing with Arduino.
Arduino Experimenter's Starter Kit
"The Arduino project is a hacker's dream: originally designed as
a way of getting students involved in microcontroller programming
and electronic design, it offers a quick and easy route for
programmers to take their skills out of the digital realm and into
"Better yet, the Arduino's plug and play nature and the C-based
programming environment mean that it's easy to get started, even if
you lack experience in electronics. To prove it, this three-part
project is going to walk you through building a simple Arduino
music box, programming it with the Arduino IDE, integrating it with
your PC, and finally adding a useful LCD display to your