3. Open and Upload an Example 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.

From the Arduino software, navigate to File--> Examples--> Lets Start Coding...--> Base Kit--> 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.

Navigate to Tools: Port and select a port that doesn't contain the word Bluetooth in it. This is something like /dev/cu.usbserial-........

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!