Prerequisites- Already downloaded and installed Arduino Integrated Development Environment.
If you have not downloaded the Arduino IDE click here or click on the below link to get a step by set guide on Arduino IDE installation.
Getting Started with Arduino Development Board
Follow the following steps to Open Your First Sketch in Arduino IDE and to kickoff your Arduino learning journey
Step – 1
Connect the following circuit.
Step – 2
Click on –“file” and go to “examples”.The examples contains many simple beginner level programs ideal for any beginner to get the jist of Arduino programming. Open the LED blink example sketch: File > Examples >01.Basics > Blink.
Step – 3
The following program would have appeared.
Select your board type and port. Go to Tools > Board menu that corresponds to your Arduino board.This step helps in identification by the system that the connected board is a “Arduino Uno”. Select other boards while connecting other boards.
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.
Observe blinking of LED based on speed of given delay in the program.