Getting Started with Arduino and Genuino products

Install the Arduino Software (IDE)

Click on one of the four links below to get step-by-step instructions to set up the Arduino Software (IDE) on your computer, according to its operating system.


After you have installed the Arduino Software (IDE), please choose your board in the list here on the right to learn how to get started with it.


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.

What can I do with an Arduino or Genuino board?

If you are unsure on what your first project could be you can try the Arduino and Genuino Starter Kit, it will guide you from your very first steps with electronics into the world of interactive and sensing objects.
If you are looking for inspiration you can find a great variety of Tutorials on Arduino Project Hub.

Last revision 2016/08/16 by SM

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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.

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