Download Arduino and install Arduino driver

Introduction

Download the Arduino Environment

You can direct download the latest version from this page: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software, When the download finishes, unzip the downloaded file. Make sure to preserve the folder structure. Double-click the folder to open it. There should be a few files and sub-folders inside.

Connect Seeeduino to PC

Connect the Seeeduino board to your computer using the USB cable. The green power LED (labeled PWR) should go on.

Install the driver

Installing drivers for the Seeeduino with window7

* Plug in your board and wait for Windows to begin its driver installation process. After a few moments, the process will fail. * Open the Device Manager by right clicking “My computer” and selecting control panel. * Look under Ports (COM & LPT). You should see an open port named "USB Serial Port" Right click on the "USB Serial Port" and choose the "Update Driver Software" option.

* Next, choose the "Browse my computer for Driver software" option.

* Finally, select the driver file named "FTDI USB Drivers", located in the "Drivers" folder of the Arduino Software download.

Note: the FTDI USB Drivers are from Arduino. But when you install drivers for other Controllers, such as Xadow Main Board, Seeeduino Clio, Seeeduino Lite,

you need to download corresponding driver file and save it. And select the driver file you have downloaded.

* The below dialog boxes automatically appears if you have installed driver successfully.

* You can check that the drivers have been installed by opening the Windows Device Manager. Look for a "USB Serial Port" in the Ports section.

* You can also see the serial port in Arduino environment.

Installing drivers for the Seeeduino with window8

You should save these files which you are editing before installing driver with window8,because there will several power off during operating.

* Press “Windows Key” +”R” * Enter shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00 * Click the "OK" button. * System will restart to a "Choose an option" screen * Select "Troubleshoot" from "Choose an option" screen * Select "Advanced options" from "Troubleshoot" screen * Select "Windows Startup Settings" from "Advanced options" screen * Click "Restart" button * System will restart to "Advanced Boot Options" screen * Select "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" * Once the system starts, you can install the Arduino drivers as same as Windows

Installing drivers for the Seeeduino with Mac OS

* Enter page: [http://www.ftdichip.com](http://www.ftdichip.com).
* Download Driver for the Mac OS X version, named 2.2.18 (32bit)

* Open the driver file which you just download, and double click FTDIUSBSerialDriver_10_4_10_5_10_6_10_7.mpkg

* After double click, you will see an installer window.

* Click “Continue”.

* You can see the below dialog boxes if you have installed driver successfully.

* Test it with Seeeduino

Help us make it better

Thank you for choosing Seeed. A couple of months ago we initiated a project to improve our documentation system. What you are looking at now is the first edition of the new documentation system. Comparing to the old one, here is the progresses that we made:

  • Replaced the old documentation system with a new one that was developed from Mkdocs, a more widely used and cooler tool to develop documentation system.
  • Integrated the documentation system with our official website, now you can go to Bazaar and other section like Forum and Community more conveniently.
  • Reviewed and rewrote documents for hundreds of products for the system’s first edition, and will continue migrate documents from old wiki to the new one.

An easy-to-use instruction is as important as the product itself. We are expecting this new system will improve your experience when using Seeed’s products. However since this is the first edition, there are still many things need to improve, if you have any suggestions or findings, you are most welcome to submit the amended version as our contributor or give us suggestions in the survey below, Please don’t forget to leave your email address so that we can reply.

Happy hacking