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Arduino Essentials by Francis Perea

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Preflight checks

In order to upload your first sketch to the Arduino board, you have to first make sure that the Arduino development environment knows two very important things about your board:

  • The type of Arduino board you have
  • The serial port through which it is connected to your computer

Both parameters have to be specified using the Tools menu in the menu bar and by selecting the Board and Serial Port commands.

In the next screenshot, you can see all available options when selecting the board type:

Preflight checks

All board models available through the Board command in the Tools menu

Being a teacher myself and having worked with Arduino boards with my students for ...

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