56 January 2014
Lab 2: Download the
You can get the Arduino software free
from the Arduino website.
A computer with access to the Internet.
Estimated time for this lab: 30 minutes
Check off when complete:
❏ Go to arduino.cc/en/Main/
Software and download the latest software
for your particular computer system. The
Arduino software is often upgraded, so you may see some
differences in what is shown here and what actually
happens, but the Arduino folks have been very good at
keeping things simple and backwards-compatible so the
differences shouldn’t be major.
❏ The following is for a Windows system as shown in
Figure 11. The download for the Mac and Linux will
be a bit different.
❏ Click on your operating system.
❏ Save the file. Figure 12 shows the Windows dialog box
that lets you save the file by clicking the Okay button.
❏ The file is placed in the Windows Download Directory as
shown in Figure 13.
❏ Click on the File menu and select the ‘Extract All’ item as
shown in Figure 14.
❏ In Figure 15, you see the dialog box that shows where the
zip file is currently located. You will want to unzip the file
into a directory on your C: drive, so click the Browse
❏ Browse to the C: drive as shown in Figure 16. Note that in
this figure there are several earlier versions of Arduino
■ FIGURE 11: Selectyour
operating system. ■ FIGURE 12: Save the file.
■ FIGURE 13: Windows downloads
■ FIGURE 14: Extract All, Step 1.
■ FIGURE 16: Extract All, Step 3. ■ FIGURE 17: Extract All, Step 4.
■ FIGURE 18: Extract All, Step 5.
■ FIGURE 15: Extract All, Step 2.