Installing Arduino IDE on Pi-Top Kano OS

Follow these steps to set up the software you will need on your Pi-Top to use the Arduino kit. Screen shots are shown below for each step.

  1. Download Linux ARM Arduino IDE from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
  2. Open a terminal window and type the commands below (TIP: when typing in a directory or file name, you can press the TAB key to have it automatically complete the name for you):

  3. Open Files (from the desktop)
  4. Double-click on the Downloads directory then double-click on the arduino-1.6.12 directory
  5. Double-click install.sh and choose “Execute in Terminal” and wait for it to finish
  6. Double-click on Arduino icon and choose Execute to run the Arduino IDE (This step is optional until you’re in the CS4ALL meeting.)

Detailed steps with screenshots

Download Linux ARM Arduino IDE

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

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Open a terminal window

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Type the commands below (TIP: when typing in a directory or file name, you can press the TAB key to have it automatically complete the name for you):

cd Downloads

tar xf arduino-1.6.12-linuxarm.tar.xz

(then wait until it’s done and the command prompt comes back – this may take a few minutes)

 

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Open Files (from the desktop)

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Double-click on the Downloads directory then double-click on the arduino-1.6.12 directory

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Double-click install.sh and choose “Execute in Terminal” and wait for it to finish

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Double-click on Arduino icon and choose Execute to run the Arduino IDE

This step is optional until you’re in the CS4ALL meeting.

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