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15. Your Device and Others > Arduino and Physical Computing

Arduino and Physical Computing

Arduino is an open source electronics platform comprising easy-to-use hardware and software. The microcontroller can receive input from a range of sensors and can send signals to control other devices. It is an environment for bridging computers and the physical world, also called physical computing.

Purchase an Arduino board and a USB cable, and download the software and drivers. Note that you can build your own board and circuitry, but Arduino offers the ease of use of already custom-made boards, especially if this is a new area for you.

Arduino can communicate with ActionScript and AIR via TinkerProxy or Serproxy, which are local proxies between the serial port and AIR via a socket server.


  

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