The Arduino IDE

When you open up the Arduino IDE, it will look very similar to the image in Figure 1-13. If you are using Windows or Linux, there may be some slight differences but the IDE is pretty much the same no matter what OS you use.

image

Figure 1-13. What the IDE looks like when the application opens

The IDE is split into three parts: the Toolbar across the top, the code or Sketch Window in the center, and the messages window in the bottom. The Toolbar consists of seven buttons. Underneath the Toolbar is a tab, or set of tabs, with the filename of the sketch within the tab. There is also one button on the far right hand side.

Along the top ...

Get Beginning Arduino now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.