Did you just buy your first Arduino board and you want to start building your very own digital device? For that, you’ll need some software to help you program your development board.
If you have a Windows 10 computer and the means to connect your Arduino board to it, half the battle is already won. Here we are going to discuss How to Install and Setup Arduino IDE on Windows 10 to control the Arduino board.
What is Arduino?
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards can read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online.
You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so you use the Arduino programming language and the Arduino Software (IDE), based on Processing. The Arduino IDE supports the languages C and C++ using special rules of code structuring.
How to Install and Setup Arduino IDE on Windows 10
Here in this section, we are going to discuss how to download and install Arduino IDE on Windows 10. Even we are going to discuss how to setup and use Arduino IDE.
Here we also included a video tutorial, if you find it difficult to follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Visit the official website of Arduino IDE
Step 2: From the download option, download the windows installer file.
Note: You will also find the download link of the Arduino IDE Beta version. If you want to explore the latest version, you can download the beta version of Arduino IDE.
Step 3: Now after the download has been completed. Open the installer file and accept the License Agreement, select the folder where you want to install Arduino IDE and select all the components including the board drivers.
Note: If you choose to select the Zip package, you should know that you need to install the board drivers manually.
Step 4: If you get a “Windows Security” windows to install device software or deceive driver, simply click on “Install“, and wait until the installation completes.
How to Use Arduino IDE?
To use Arduino IDE, first of all, you have to connect your Arduino Board to your windows 10 and locate the Arduino UNO port in “Device Manager“.
To locate the Arduino UNO port Go to Start > type ‘device manager’ > Ports > locate the Arduino UNO port.
Now to check where your Arduino UNO Board is working or not. For that open your Arduino IDE and try to run a build-in example.
Go to Files > Examples > Basics > Blink. This is the built-in program, to blick the LED on the board.
Note: Besides this, there are many built-in Arduino programs.
If your Arduino is not working then make sure that your proper Arduino board and port are select on the “Tools” tab.
For board click on Tools > Board > Arduino UNO is selected.
For Port click on Tools > Port > and select the Arduino UNO Serials Ports. You will find your Arduino port name on “Device Manager”.