Thursday, August 23, 2012

Setting up Arduino in Ubuntu

These are my notes from setting up Arduino in Ubuntu Lucid 10.04:

sudo apt-get install gcc-avr avr-libc
Download newest release from and extract it to a convenient location.
Double clicking on the arduino file should start the program.

sudo usermod -aG dialout <myuser>

BEWARE: Serial.println in a loop can cause entire Java Arduino program to lock up because it locks up the serial ports, which are scanned every time you click the tools menu (upload a different sketch using windows or mac to fix the problem)

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