4. Upload an example program to Maker Board

If you have all of the example folders and the Arduino software downloaded correctly, you can open some code and upload it to the Maker Board! Don't worry about building the hardware side yet, you just need to ensure that everything is set up correctly.

  • In the Arduino software, navigate to File--> Examples-->  LetsStartCoding-->  StarterKit and pick a file from the list. It doesn't matter which one for this test.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • When the file is open, it's time to plug in Maker Board. If you're using the USB cable, plug that into the computer, then plug Maker Board into the USB cable. Otherwise, plug Maker Board straight in to the USB socket. See the green light? If not, try flipping Maker Board around. The green light will shine when you have power.

 

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  • Navigate to Tools: Board and select Arduino/Genuino Uno.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Navigate to Tools: Port and select a port that doesn't contain the word Bluetooth in it. This is something like COM1 or COM3. If there are multiple COM ports there, pick either one. Then, if you have trouble with your upload, come back and try the other COM port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Now navigate to Sketch and press Upload. You'll see a progress bar at the bottom of the Arduino software.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • After a few seconds you'll see "Done Uploading" in the bottom left of the window.  Success! Now you're ready to start building projects and code! Go to the projects page and use the pictures there to build any project from your list of code. Or use the project cards included with your kit to match the project number between the card and the code.