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Arduino IDE Software Installation and Setup

Introduction

Arduino IDE is an open source software for writing code and uploading it to the Arduino board. It runs on different operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and is based on Processing and other open-source software.

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Note: Since evive has an Arduino Mega at its heart, you can use this software for writing programs for different projects and uploading them onto evive.

Out of the three choices below, click on the option that matches up with your operating system, or you can simply skip to your operating system further in the topic.

How to install Arduino IDE

Windows

You can choose between the Installer (.exe) and the Zip packages. Arduino suggests that you use the Installer package as it directly installs everything you need to use the Arduino Software (IDE), including the drivers. With the Zip package you need to install the drivers manually. The Zip file is, however, useful if you want to create a portable installation.

  • For Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP when using Windows Installer package

          Follow the steps below to install Arduino IDE on your laptop/desktop:

  1. Go to the Arduino download page (www.arduino.cc) and download the latest version of the Arduino software.
  2. When the download is finished, run arduino-1.8.5-windows.exe  file and click on I Agree.
  3. Choose the components to install (It is recommended to install all components).
  4. Choose the Destination Folder (It is recommended to install in the default folder).
  5. The process will extract and install all the required files to execute properly the Arduino Software (IDE).
  6. Close the installation window when it’s complete.

The installation process is now complete. 

  • For Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP when using Windows ZIP file (non-admin)

        Follow the steps below to install Arduino IDE on your laptop/desktop:

  1. Go to the Arduino download page and download the Zip package of the latest version of Arduino IDE for Windows.
  2. When the download is finished, unzip it and open up the Arduino folder to confirm that yes, there are some files and sub-folders inside. DO NOT move any file around; the folder structure is VERY important.
  3. Power up your evive by connecting it to your computer with a USB cable. You should see the Pin 13 LED light up.
  4. Move the Arduino application into your Applications folder.

The installation process is complete.

Mac

  1. Go to the Arduino download page and download the latest version of the Arduino software for Mac.
  2. When the download is finished, unzip it and open up the Arduino folder to confirm that yes, there are some files and sub-folders inside. DO NOT move any file around; the folder structure is VERY important.
  3. Power up your evive by connecting your evive to your computer with a USB cable. You should see the Pin 13 LED light up.
  4. Move the Arduino application into your Applications folder.

The installation process is complete.

Linux

For installing Arduino IDE in any of the versions of Linux given below, click on the respective version and follow the steps.

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