Chapter 2. The Arduino Development Environment

In this chapter, I'll show you how to get up and running with the Arduino development environment. We will download and install it, and we will take a tour through all its menus and commands. We will finish by uploading a first sketch to your board so that you can confirm that all that is needed to begin is working correctly.

A multiplatform tool

One of the things I like the most about the Arduino software is that it is truly multiplatform, which means that it is exactly the same environment whether you run it under OS X, Windows, or Linux. You could find some differences in the installation process of every operating system and differences to get it up and running, but once you have it up and running, ...

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