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Arduino IDE setup

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Arduino IDE stands out with it's simple design, allowing to write a code, compile a project and upload it to the TotemDuino. This is one of the reasons why it's so popular among beginners. Aside from basic functionality, it has thousands of third-party libraries and code examples to create a project even faster.

Windows 11 driver

TotemDuino were manufactured with PL2303TA chip that is no more supported in Windows 11 OS.
Follow Driver install tutorial to solve this issue.

Step 1. Download Arduino IDE

Go to Arduino website to download application for your operating system.
For this tutorial select version 1.8.x (not 2.0).
Install guide: Windows | macOS | Linux

Download Arduino

Step 2. Select Board

TotemDuino is represented as "Arduino UNO".

  1. Select ToolsBoardArduino AVR BoardsArduino UNO.

Step 3. Compile and upload code

Arduino IDE

Load example code and upload it to TotemDuino.

  1. Select FileExamples01.BasicsBlink.
  2. Connect TotemDuino to PC over USB cable.
  3. Select ToolsPort and click on the port displayed there.
    If there are multiple ports, disconnect USB cable and check which one is gone. Reconnect and select it.
  4. Select SketchUpload and wait till it completes.
  5. LED will start to blink in 1 second interval.

TotemDuino LED blinking

Step 4. Using Arduino IDE

For more information about getting started with Arduino, read following topics:

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