SparkFun Inventor's Kit Experiment Guide - v4.1
Install the Arduino IDE and SIK Code
The following steps are a basic overview of getting started with the Arduino IDE. For more detailed, step-by-step instructions for setting up the Arduino IDE on your computer, please check out the following tutorial.
Download the Arduino IDE
In order to get your microcontroller up and running, you'll need to download the newest version of the Arduino software first (it's free and open source!).
This software, known as the Arduino IDE, will allow you to program the board to do exactly what you want. It’s like a word processor for writing code.
Download Arduino Example Code
You are so close to to being done with setup! Download the SIK Guide Code. You can also download the code from GitHub or click the following link to download the code:
SIK-Guide-Code-master folder in the Arduino IDE
- Windows: drag the
Note: For those that automatically installed the Arduino IDE on a Windows 64-bit computer, the Arduino program folder may be located in the "C:\Program Files (x86)..." folder.
- MacOS: Right-click on the Arduino IDE app and click "Show Package Contents...". Drag the
Note: For those using an older Arduino IDE versions (e.g. around v1.6.1), the path to include the examples was previously
- Linux: see http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/Linux
- Start the Arduino IDE; the examples should be visible in this menu. Depending on how the folder is named, it should look similar to: File > Examples > SIK Guide Code.