In this chapter, you will learn how to set up fundamental software tools for programming microcontrollers, as well as how to use basic electronic components as a starting point for programming examples for beginners. We will begin with a general introduction to microcontrollers and their definitions, as well as their importance and applications in our everyday lives. We will then go on to give a simplified explanation of the digital and analog electronics necessary for the microcontroller projects carried out in the rest of the chapters. Here, we will also explain the basic equipment that may be used in this book's projects. Finally, we will look at a concise description of the Blue Pill and Curiosity Nano microcontroller boards to be used throughout this book.
Specifically, we will cover the following main topics:
- Introduction to microcontrollers
- An overview of analog and digital electronics...