Running the Arduino development environment for the first time

Well, it may have seemed more complicated than it really was, but finally, you have your programming environment ready to work. It's time to create our first test, take a tour of it, and meet all its parts and structures.

On the first run, the Arduino development environment should look like this:

Running the Arduino development environment for the first time

Arduino development environment

Basically, it's divided into three sections:

  • The toolbar at the top with buttons for the more usual commands
  • The code editor in the middle, where you will write your sketch, as we commonly call an Arduino program's code
  • The message area at the bottom, where you will ...

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