Getting Started with Arduino

Learn Arduino

  • Read an introduction on what is Arduino and why you'd want to use it.

  • What is the Arduino Software (IDE) and how do I change the default language?

  • Libraries: Using and installing Arduino Libraries.

  • Cores: Need to add a new board to your Arduino Software? Install the relate core and manage it.

  • Troubleshooting: Advice on what to do if things don't work.

For a complete list of Guides visit the Foundations section, where you will find in-depth knowledge about the principles and techniques behind the Arduino platform.
Making the Arduino StarterKit projects and reading the book 'Getting Started with Arduino' are great ways to start learning and tinkering with coding and electronics.

Install the Arduino Software

Step-by-step instructions for setting up the Arduino Software (IDE) on your computer and connecting it to an Arduino Uno, Mega2560, Duemilanove, Mega, or Diecimila.
Click on the list on the side if you want to use another Arduino board.

Instructions for other boards:

Instructions for retired boards:

The text of the Arduino getting started guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Code samples in the guide are released into the public domain.