Components Required

Image Component Quantity Available in Kit
evive 1
USB A-B Cable 1

Introduction

Arduino IDE is the open source software to write code and upload it to the Arduino board. Arduino IDE runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software.

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As evive has an Arduino Mega at its heart, this software can be used for making programs and uploading them onto evive.

Click on the link in the column on the left that matches up with your operating system, or you can jump to your operating system here.

Windows

You can choose between the Installer (.exe) and the Zip packages. Arduino suggests you use the first one that installs directly everything you need to use the Arduino Software (IDE), including the drivers. With the Zip package you need to install the drivers manually. The Zip file is also useful if you want to create a portable installation.

For Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP when you are using Windows Installer

  1. Go to the Arduino download page and download the latest version of the Arduino software for Windows.
  2. When the download is finished, run arduino-1.8.1-windows.exe (in my case) application. And click on I Agree.
  3. Choose the components to install (Recommended to install all components).
  4. Choose the installation directory (Recommended to keep the default one).


  5. The process will extract and install all the required files to execute properly the Arduino Software (IDE).

    Close the installation window when it’s complete.

And your installation is complete. Click here to proceed further.

For Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP when you are using Windows ZIP file non-admin

  1. Go to the Arduino download page and download the latest version of the Arduino software for Windows.
  2. When the download is finished, unzip it and open up the Arduino folder to confirm that yes, there are indeed some files and sub-folders inside. Do not move any files around, the folder structure is very important.
  3. Power up your evive by connecting your evive to your computer with a USB cable. You should see the Pin 13 LED light up.
  4. And your installation is complete. Click here to proceed further.

Mac

  1. Go to the Arduino download page and download the latest version of the Arduino software for Mac.
  2. When the download is finished, unzip it and open up the Arduino folder to confirm that yes, there are indeed some files and sub-folders inside. Do not move any files around, the folder structure is very important.
  3. Power up your evive by connecting your evive to your computer with a USB cable. You should see the Pin 13 LED light up.
  4. Move the Arduino application into your Applications folder.

And your installation is complete. Click here to proceed further.

Linux

For installing Arduino IDE in any of the given below versions of Linux, click the link and follow the steps.

Launch and upload evive firmware

Download evive firmware ZIP file from here.

  1. When the download is complete, extract the folder and open evive.ino in Arduino IDE.
    evive Firmware Arduino
  2. Go to tools, Select the Board as “Arduino/Genuino Mega or Mega 2560”.
    evive Firmware Arduino Board Select
  3. Go to Tools, select Processor as “ATmega2560 (Mega 2560)”.

    evive Firmware Arduino Processor Select

  4. Connect your evive to your computer using USB. Go to Tools, Select the Port as shown below.
    evive Firmware Arduino COM Port Select

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    Notes: The COM Port can be any number after COM like “COM5” or “COM 15”.
  5. Upload the code to evive

    You will see “Done Uploading” message once the code is uploaded.

evive FIrmware Arduino Done Uploading