Arduino Setup Tutorial

STEP 1: Connect your Arduino to your computer with the included micro USB cable

Your Arduino will also need power, so snap on a power Bit connected to a battery and make sure the power is on (there will be a red LED on the power Bit).

 

STEP 2: Download the Arduino IDE Software

The Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is the software you will use to write and load code onto your Arduino. To download it, visit this link and follow the instructions for your operating system. Once the software is downloaded, open the program.

 

STEP 3: Add the littleBits Arduino Board

Under the Tools menu, select Board, and then Board Manager.

 

In the Board Manager, type littleBits into the search bar, then select the the littleBits Arduino option and click install.

 

STEP 4: Select the littleBits w6 Arduino as your board

Go back to the Tools menu and under Board, select the littleBits w6 Arduino (it should be near the bottom of the list).

 

STEP 5: Now you’re ready to start coding!

Head over to the Arduino Coding Kit getting started page (littleBits.cc/arduino) to explore some starter circuits and tutorials.

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