Arduino - Software Installization
To program for Arduino, we need:
- A text editor to write the code (human-readable code)
- A compiler to compile the code (human-readable code) to the binary code (Arduino-understandable code)
- A programmer to upload the binary code to Arduino
It looks a little bit complicated. But, don't worry. All these things were integrated into the software, called Arduino IDE. We just need to: install this software → write the code (human-readable code) → click a button on the software. The software will do the remaining.
There is an alternative tool, called Arduino Web Editor. However, we recommend using the Arduino IDE for beginners.
Arduino IDE is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Download the Arduino IDE via this link and install it.