Getting Started With Arduino Board

Getting Started With Arduino Board:  A wide variety of boards are manufactured by Arduino. These boards have different microcontrollers, different sizes,  and different processing capabilities/functions.

To get full information about the Arduino UNO R3 board, read the topic Arduino UNO R3 in the types of Arduino. You can also open this link for the detailed types of Arduino boards available the in the world of electronics.

To write codes for different applications and to program the Arduino boards, we must require the Arduino IDE. The Arduino IDE is available on the Arduino website. Arduino is open source so the IDE is available for free.

You can download the latest version of Arduino IDE for your operating system from here. To use the online IDE, online IDE is also available just an account needs to be created on the Arduino website. For information on how to use the online IDE,

Refer to the topic Using Arduino IDE and Adding a new library to Arduino IDE and use it in the basics section of Arduino to learn how to use the Arduino IDE. In order to use the Arduino boards with the Arduino IDE, we need to connect the board to the system on which the Arduino IDE is installed.

The board should be connected using a USB cable designed for the Arduino board. When the board is connected to the system through the USB cable, the device driver for Arduino installs automatically if the IDE is installed using the installer for Windows (XP to 10).

Normally it fails to install automatically but sometimes the success depends on the windows that you are using. If the IDE is downloaded in the ZIP package, the driver will not install automatically when the board is connected.

All the steps given below are needed to install the device driver with full detail and pictures. In order to install the driver, the steps given below, need to be followed.

Connect the board to the system (computer/laptop) using the USB cable. Windows will try to install the driver automatically but will fail. You will see the following pop-up on your screen of the computer.