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.

Step 4

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.

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.The “tick ” button is for compiling of the program, and any errors in the code is displayed at the end of compling.However in practice and for improved time efficiency it is advisable to directly click on the right pointed arrow beside the compile button , it is the ‘upload” button .It compiles and upload the code in one go

Step 7

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