Install Arduino Software IDE

Today, I’ll discuss the detailed Introduction to Arduino IDE where IDE stands for Integrated Development Environment – An official software introduced by, that is mainly used for writing, compiling and uploading the code in the Arduino Device.

Install Arduino Software IDE

First, install Arduino Software (IDE): visit, click "Download" to enter the download page.

You can see two methods of using Arduino IDE 

  1. Online Web-base Arduino IDE 
  2. Offline Arduino IDE 

Install offline Arduino IDE on Windows

When you visit the Arduino.CC website, you can see a part of the following. There you can download the version that is compatible with your Operating System. References for Windows, Linux, macOS are available here. For Windows, use the Windows Installer here.

Use this link for go to download page:

After clicking, the following webpage appears. Click JUST DOWNLOAD

After you've downloaded, you can save the following file on your computer

Now click on that file and start installing. Now you can see the following windows. Click on I Agree and continue

Click NEXT for go forward

Now click INSTALL button

Once installed, you will see a popup window like this. Click on it. It installs USB Drivers to your computer.

Now your Arduino IDE is successfully installed. Remove the click on the following window

Now your Arduino IDE is running on your computer and you can use it on your computer now

The interface of Arduino Software is as follows:

Programs written using Arduino Software (IDE) are called sketches. These sketches are written in the text editor and are saved with the file extension .ino. The editor has features for cutting/pasting and for searching/replacing text. The message area gives feedback while saving and exporting and also displays errors. The console displays text output by the Arduino Software (IDE), including complete error messages and other information. The bottom righthand corner of the window displays the configured board and serial port. The toolbar buttons allow you to verify and upload programs, create, open, and save sketches, and open the serial monitor. 

Verify - Checks your code for errors compiling it.

 Upload - Compiles your code and uploads it to the configured board.

 New - Creates a new sketch.

 Open - Presents a menu of all the sketches in your sketchbook. Clicking one will open it within the  current window overwriting its content.

 Save - Saves your sketch.

 Serial Monitor - Opens the serial monitor.

Additional commands are found within the five menus: File, Edit, Sketch, Tools, Help. The menus are context-sensitive, which means only those items relevant to the work currently being carried out are available.

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