Chapter 2 Getting Started

The Arduino IDE allows you to write programs and upload them to your Arduino board. Two editors are available: the online Arduino Web Editor and the Arduino Desktop IDE. If you prefer to use the Arduino Web Editor, you can follow the instructions found at In this chapter, we are going to use the Arduino Desktop IDE.

Installing the Arduino Desktop IDE

Go to the download page for the Arduino website (, choose the correct version of the Arduino IDE for your computer, and download ...

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