Tutorial 1: Getting start with Arduino UNO R3
This tutorial presents step by step guides for Arduino software installation and hardware connection to Arduino UNO. Other Arduino kit may be applicable with this tutorial. Arduino software is open sourced and it is absolutely free to use.
To start this tutorial, the following items are necessary:
(1) Window PC
(1) To install IDE, please go to http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software and download latest Arduino software ( version 1.0.5 as of August 2013). In this tutorial, Windows (ZIP files) is downloaded. The file size is about 92MB.
Figure 1. Arduino software download page
(2) After the download is completed, un-zipped the file in the designated folder location.