To start coding learning Arduino and electronics you first need the Arduino IDE. In this tutorial you will learn how to install the Arduino IDE. Installing the IDE is very easy and you should be able to follow along these few steps:
- Download IDE
- Starting installation
- Components to install
- Installation directory
1. Download IDE
To download the IDE, head to the Arduino Downloads page. Here, select the download option for you system. It is advised to not install the IDE as a Windows app as this limits some more advanced you might stumble upon later.
Windows: click “Win 7 and newer“.
Linux: click your installation according to your system, but usually “64 bits” is what you need.
Mac: click “10.10 or newer”.
2. Starting installation
Windows and Mac: Navigate to the location you installed the IDE in. Double click it and the installation should be starter
Linux: installing the IDE for Linux is a bit trickier. First, extract the .tar file. You can now navigate to the folder you just extracted in the Terminal and type “./install.sh”. This will execute the installation. For further information, you can check this out.
3. Components to install
After you have initiated the installation, the install wizard should open up. You will be prompted to select which components you want to install. It is advised to install all components to get the most out of the IDE.
4. Installation directory
Next, you have the option to choose the installation directory for the IDE. Usually the default is correct, but changing this to your needs won’t hurt.
The final step is simply to click install! After some time (depending on your system) the Arduino IDE should be installed correctly on your system.
If anything went wrong, let me know down below in the comments. I will try what I can do to help fix your problem.
Electronics component kit
For practically every project you need things like resistors and buttons. This simple kit provides you with an assortment of components for projects or prototyping.