Although most people choose the Arduino development environment due to the simplicity of development, many users are uninformed about the more technical or complex aspects of their blue board. One function that is often misunderstood is timer interrupts, and Instructables team member Amanda Ghassaei has written a detailed and easy to follow tutorial which explains the concepts of timer interrupts, followed by some great examples. 


Once you learn about timer interrupts, a whole new range of timing and pseudo-multitasking projects can become possible. So to get started, click here to visit the tutorial.  For more news and updates, please follow us on twitterFacebook and Google+ - and don't forget to check out Ninja Blocks!

If you have a solid understanding of the Arduino environment but looking to learn more or take on more complex projects, get yourself a copy of the new second edition of "Arduino Cookbook" by Micheal Margolis.

With this book you can dive right in and experiment with more than a hundred tips and techniques, no matter what your skill level is. The recipes in this book provide solutions for most common problems and questions Arduino users have, including everything from programming fundamentals to working with sensors, motors, lights, and sound, or communicating over wired and wireless networks. You'll find the examples and advice you need to begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away. For more information and to order, click here.