Arduino IDE

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The Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is where you write programs for your Arduino.

Where to download it (Arduino 1.0.5)

Download off of Xinchejian's server!


Arduino

Once you download it, you should get a screen that looks like this.
Arduino IDE mainscreen.gif


Verifying and Uploading

Verify
Arduino IDE mainscreen verify.gif

  • Verify your program is ok.


Upload
Arduino IDE mainscreen upload.gif

  • Upload your program to your Arduino!


Serial Monitor

Arduino IDE mainscreen serial monitor.gif

  • This is where you can monitor what's going on.


Example Sketches

Arduino IDE examples.gif

  • This is where you can go to get examples of programs.
  • This is a great place to start if you can't remember the programming syntax.


Troubleshooting

Problems uploading can come from many sources.

  • Choosing the right Arduino board

Arduino IDE mainscreen choosing board.gif


  • Bad connection. Look at the Serial option -- is your Arduino board there? If it isn't there... do the unplug and replug fix.


Suggestions for Dealing with Problems

  • SOMETIMES, JUST UNPLUG, WAIT, AND RE-PLUG YOUR ARDUINO


See also