NOTE: these are here temporarily until I get a quiz module installed where I put these sorts of things. In the meantime if you think of some good quiz questions please post them on the forum.
What is a peripheral?
Digital electronic device built into the microcontroller to help it control things.
A microcomputer has is a tiny computer with what to help it control things?
What does a microcontroller use to sense the world around it?
What does a microcontroller use to drive the actions of external devices?
Name three things that contain microcontrollers.
Automobiles, cell phones, microwave ovens, televisions, video games, alarm clock, ATMs, etc.
What is the Internet address for the Arduiono website?
Where would you look on the Arduino website for information on the Arduino language?
The reference section.
What is the Arduino Playground.
It is where anybody can post Arduino projects
Where on the Internet would you go to ask a question about the Arduino?
The Arduino Forum.
What does IDE stand for?
Integrated Development Environment
What is an IDE?
It is a software application that is used for microcontroller development.
What does the IDE Verify button do?
It converts the sketch into a form that can be understood by the Arduino.
What is another word for "Verifying" in the context of microcontrollers?
What does the IDE Upload button do?
It verifies the sketch and if it is okay, it sends the sketch to the Arduino.
What does the IDE New button do?
It opens a new instance of the Arduino IDE application.
What does the IDE Open button do?
It lets you open an existing Arduino sketch.
What does the IDE Save button do?
It lets you save your sketch to your PC.
What does the IDE Serial Monitor button do?
It opens an instance of the Arduino Serial Monitor.
What is the large white area in the IDE used for?
It is used to write and edit a sketch.
What is the black area at the bottom of the IDE used for?
It is used by the verification process to display progress and/or errors.
Describe the steps for creating a sketch and sending it to an Arduino.
- Write the sketch in the editor.
- Click the Verify to verify that the sketch doesn?t have errors
- Click the Upload button to send the sketch to the Arduino.
- NOTE: the Upload button will "verify" before trying to upload so you can do steps 2 and 3 in one step.
How do you mark comments in your sketch?
You precede them with // or you bracket them with /* */
If you are curious about an element of the Arduino sketch such as the word pinMode, how would you find out more about it using the IDE?
- You could open Help\Reference and see if it is in the list.
- You could highlight the word and then click on Help\Find in Reference.