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The LinkIt One is a development board, created as a joint work by Seeed Studio and MediaTek. The board is similar to Arduino but comes with added features. The board comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and GSM. This instructable is an introduction to programming the board.

Step 1: Downloading the Arduino IDE

The LinkIt ONE board runs using a plug in to the Arduino IDE. You can download the ide at this link:

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

The current version is 1.6.6.

Step 2: Downloading the LinkIT ONE SDK

The Arduino ide plugin for LinkIt ONE is called the SDK or Software Development Kit.

You can download it from this link:

http://goo.gl/RZMCth

Step 3: Alternative

There is a GitHub file available that has all the example code and the SDK already installed, while maintaining the Arduino ide's form factor. It is available here:

https://goo.gl/wzg4J4

TIP: It says it is made by Seeed Studio so you don't need to worry about authenticity.

Step 4: Uploading a Program

Plug the board into the computer an screen will pop up saying device drivers installing

Set the switches to the following positions

USB

UART

SPI

Now open the Arduino IDE

File>Examples>Basics>Blink

then click on

Tools>Board>LinkIt ONE

and

Tools>Port>Whatever Port is listed

Step 5: Done

Congratulations! There should be a light blinking on the board

In this instructable you learned to download and install the Arduino IDE and LinkIt ONE SDK, and you uploade your first program to it.

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