Arduino first steps
Revision as of 13:10, 24 November 2014 by Alexanderg
This page describes how to start with your Arduino that you can purchase via the shop .
All you need to 'upload' the example code to your Arduino is:
- One Arduino Nano (or Arduino Mega2560)
- One USB cable
1. Attach the Arduino to your computer
Using an USB cable, attach the Arduino (Arduino Nano or Arduino Mega) to your computer as shown below.
Click here to download the Arduino development software (v1.5.8) to your computer (Windows users should download the 'Installer' version on that page):
After the download completed, install the Arduino development software on your computer: For Windows, double click the file 'arduino-1.5.8-windows.exe' in your Windows file explorer.
After the installation completed, run the Arduino development software on your computer by double clicking the 'Arduino' symbol on your Windows desktop.
After the Arduino development software has started, choose the menu, and click on 'File->Examples->Basics->Blink'. This will load the Arduino blink example.
6. Choose correct board type
Via the menu, click on 'Tools->Board->Arduino Nano' to choose your Nano board (or Arduino Mega 2560 if you want to use a Mega board).
7. Choose correct USB serial port
Via the menu, click on 'Tools->Port', and choose the detected USB serial port.
Click on the 'Upload' symbol to upload the blink example to your Arduino. After the upload completed, your Arduino will start to blink!
After the code is uploaded, your Arduino will start to blink:
You have just programmed your first Arduino!
Now you can try to upload the Ardumower code the same way as you uploaded the blink example!