The Arduino IDE is a program that you run on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC that lets you type in your program and then upload it to your Arduino board over USB. To install the Arduino IDE, follow the instructions.

 Step 1 

Go to this site-

Step 2

 Select version and download based on the operating system from the  option available on right side.

[preferably use “Win 7 and newer ”(for windows only)]

Step -3

The downloaded  files may be installed and the Integrated Development Environment is now ready to use.

 Arduino IDE Tutorial

Testing & Getting Started

Prerequisites- Already downloaded and installed Arduino Integrated Development Environment 

Open Your First Sketch in Arduino IDE

Step -1

Connect the following circuit.

 Step -2

Open the LED blink example sketch: File > Examples >01.Basics > Blink.

Step – 3

The below shown code should appear.

Step – 4

Select your board type and port.

Go to  Tools > Board menu, that corresponds to your Arduino board

Step 5

Select the serial device of the board from the Tools | Serial Port menu. This is likely to be COM3 or higher (COM1 and COM2 are usually reserved for hardware serial ports). To find out, you can disconnect your board and re-open the menu; the entry that disappears should be the Arduino board. Reconnect the board and select that serial port.

Step -6

Upload the program-Now, simply click the “Upload” button in the environment. Wait a few seconds – you should see the RX and TX LEDs on the board flashing. If the upload is successful, the message “Done uploading.” will appear in the status bar.

Observe blinking of LED-based on the speed of given delay in the program.

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Amith G Nair
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