Getting Started With Arduino

Step One: Download and Install the Arduino IDE Software

Step One: Download and Install the Arduino IDE Software
You can download the DESKTOP IDE from the official Arduino website. Since the Arduino uses a USB to serial converter, the Arduino board is compatible with most computers that have a USB port. The following examples are based on Windows 10 x64 computer. Once downloaded, install the IDE and ensure that you enable most (if not all) of the options, INCLUDING the drivers. The Desktop IDE is much better than the Online version. 


Step 2: Find the Arduino COM Port Number

Next, you’ll need to connect the Arduino Uno board to the computer. This is done via a USB B connection.  When the Arduino is connected, the operating system should recognize the board as a generic COM port. You can easily find the Arduino Com Port number in Windows 's Device Manager.

To Start Device Manager

  • Open the “Run” dialog box by pressing and holding the Windows key, then press the R key (“Run”).
  • Type devmgmt.msc .
  • Click OK .


In this example, My Arduino Uno uses COM7 port.

If there is any error, please refer our Troubleshooting Guide to fix the USB-Serial driver.

Step 3: Upload Code via Arduino IDE Software

It’s time to load the Arduino IDE and configure it to use the same device and port. Start by loading the IDE. Once it’s loaded, navigate to Tools > Board > Arduino Uno. However, if you are using a different board (i.e., not the Arduino Uno), you must select the proper board


It is time to run your first programing. This example will make the onboard LED blink for a second continuously. To load this example, click File > Examples > 01.Basics > Blink.

To do this, click the arrow next to the check mark to upload the code into Arduino.


 The Build-in LED light should on/off accordingly. Feel free to modify the code and upload the code again. Welcome to magic world. 


The Arduino is a powerful prototyping tool for many reasons, including its lack of a dedicated programmer, its wide range of available libraries, and the simplicity of its IDE. While we only got a light to blink in this project, you can expect much more in the future. Again, Thanks for purchasing this Arduino Board from 


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