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Software setup microcontroller programming

Operating system

I am creating freely accessible materials for science and technology using a freely accessible operating system: Linux.
Why not Windows or Mac OS?
Well, simply read the licence agreements of those software and all you'll find are limitations and dont's on many pages, while nearly all "allowed to's" are in favour of the "vendor". After that have a look at the licence agreement of Linux and all you can read is things you are allowed to do. With that, there is no arguing in favour of closed source "operating systems".

On my main machine I am using Ubuntu 16.04LTS, which is freely available as download on Ubuntu.com. As usual there is: Make a backup of your data before installing an operating system!

Arduino IDE

I am using the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment), which is based on Java and so available for many operating systems. To get the latest version of the IDE on Ubuntu, follow the steps:
  • Download the Linux version of the IDE on the Arduino website.
  • Open a terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) and change to the directory with the downloaded Arduino package:
    cd /home/[username]/Downloads
  • Unpack the file with:
    tar xfv arduino-1.8.2-linux64.tar.xz
    (replace the version number in the command line if a newer version was downloaded)
  • Move the newly created directory to /opt:
    sudo mv arduino-1.8.2 /opt
    (replace the version number in the command line if a newer version was downloaded)
  • Change to the directory:
    cd /opt/arduino-1.8.2
    (replace the version number in the command line if a newer version was downloaded)
  • Make install script executable:
    chmod +x install.sh
  • Run the install script:
    sudo ./install.sh
Arduino IDE unter Ubuntu 16.04LTS
Figure 1:
Arduino IDE under Ubuntu 16.04LTS




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