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First Steps Video Documentation

To run the Software on your Windows machine you start by downloading it on the Eduwear Blog in the Software Development category.

Download the Video (it is an Avi file)

Afterward you have to extract the zipped Archive.

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

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The software starts up and you are ready to program.

Drag the blocks under the “Loop” block. Some blocks have a “connector” on the right side and you have to add another block i.e. a variable. An example is the “onfor” block. It needs to know how long it should switch something on. Therefore it needs a variable on its right.

Download the Video (it is an Avi file)

To transfer the program to the board change to the code view by clicking the code button. Compile the program and choose the right serial port. Click the button on the board and afterwards the button “upload” in the software.

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Congratulations. You uploaded your first program when it says “Done uploading” in the software.

Why I can’t upload my programs to the Arduino board?

This is taken from the Trobleshooting section of the official Arduino guide

* Be sure that you are resetting the board a couple of seconds
before uploading.

* However, on some computers, you may need to press the reset
button on the board after you hit the upload button in the Arduino
environment. Try different intervals of time between the two, up to 10
seconds or more.

* Disconnect digital pins 0 and 1 while uploading (they can
connected and used after the code has been uploaded).

* If you get this error: [VP 1] Device is not responding
correctly. try uploading again (i.e. reset the board and press the
download button a second time).

* Check that you’re not running any programs that scan all serial
ports, like PDA sync applications, Bluetooth-USB drivers (e.g.
BlueSoleil), virtual daemon tools, etc.

* Make sure you don’t have firewall software that blocks access to
the serial port (e.g. ZoneAlarm).

* If you have a really ancient Arduino board, you may need to
change the baud rate at which sketches are uploaded to 9600 (from the
normal 19200). You will have to change the speed in the preferences
file directly. See the preferences page for instructions on finding
the file. Look for the file in your computer and change the
serial.download_rate property to match the one in your board. If you
have such a board, it’s recommended that you burn the latest
bootloader (which works at 19200 baud). This can be done with the
‘Tools | Burn Bootloader menu item.

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