Manual – Download and Install

The manual is based on the Arduino booklet and is released under the Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5. It will be available for download as pdf but now I will just post single parts.

Go to category Software Development.

Download the latest Software version for your Operating System and in your language.

Right-click on the archive you downloaded. Use an archive program e.g. WinZip or Winrar to extract the file. Make sure to extract it to a folder.


Plug-in the board with the USB cable

On Windows

Plug the board into the computer and, when the New Device Found window comes up; specify the location for the install wizard to look for the drivers (Point the driver to the folder you created /drivers). This will happen twice because the first time the computer installs the low level driver 17 then a piece of code that makes the board look like a serial port.

Change into the win folder and double-click on run.bat.



Look for the “Drivers” folder inside the folder and double-click on the file called FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_0_1.dmg. When this has opened, install the software contained in the FTDIUSBSerialDriver.pkg. At the end of this process you’ll have to restart your machine to make sure the drivers apre properly loaded.

After the installation is successful you will also need to run the command called “macosx_setup.command”.

Follow the instructions provided by the program and type the password that you use to login into your computer when asked. After this program has run successfully you need to turn off your computer. Don’t just reboot or logout, really turn it off and back on again.

When this phase is over you can plug the board into the computer.

Open Terminal change to the unzipped folder and type in sh



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