Install Arduino on Linux

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Introduction: Install Arduino on Linux

How to install the latest version of Arduino in Ubuntu

Step 1: Download the Latest Version of the Official Website

Access the site https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software and download the package that fits the settings of the computer you are using, in my case it is an Ubuntu x64.

You will be redirected to a page where you can choose to contribute with Arduino software or not, if you do not want to contribute click on "JUST DOWNLOAD" link

Step 2: Installing Arduino

After the download, open a terminal and type:

  • cd Downloads/

This command will cause the terminal to go to the download folder where the installation package was downloaded

type it:

  • ls

This command lists the files in the folder, it is important to know the package name In my case

"arduino-1.8.3-linux64.tar.xz"

To unpack the package:

  • tar -Jxf arduino-1.8.3-linux64.tar.xz

Remember that if your has the different name you should replace the correct name in the command

If you execute "ls" again you will get:

"arduino-1.8.3 arduino-1.8.3-linux64.tar.xz"

So that the folder does not remain in downloads, let's move it to a more appropriate folder, using the command:

  • sudo mv arduino-1.8.3 /usr/share

Let's acess the moved folder using:

  • cd /usr/share/arduino-1.8.3/

If you execute "ls" again must be obtained:

"arduino hardware lib revisions.txt uninstall.sh
arduino-builder install.sh libraries tools examples
java reference tools-builder"

And finally run the installation script that comes with the package using:

  • sudo ./install.sh

At the end the terminal should look like the one in Figure

Step 3: Testing

To run the program enter:

  • sudo ./install.sh

Note that this command will only work inside the folder where the installation was done

After the command a window should open

Select the port being used "Tool> Port:> port_that_the_arduino_is_connected"

Open the Blink example "File> Examples> 01. Basics> Blink"

Click on the code upload button

Check if the program was able to load the code on Arduino

If no error message appears you have finished installing correctly

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