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Run A Sketch In Arduino IDE

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In this comprehensive guide on how to run Arduino code, we’ll walk you through the essential steps to set up the Arduino IDE software, a fundamental tool for running and testing your Arduino sketches. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced developer, this guide will provide you with the knowledge needed to efficiently run Arduino code and bring your innovative projects to life.

Note: In this tutorial, we assume that you have already downloaded, and configured your Arduino software. If not, refer to Arduino’s “Setting up Arduino IDE software” tutorial.

Step 1:

Open the Arduino IDE software.

Step 2:

Click File> Examples > Basics> Blink

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Step 3:

Click upload. Then observe your sketch blink the onboard LED.

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Note: you can add a through hole LED to pin13 and ground on the Arduino UNO. The short pin is always ground. This concludes how to upload a sketch… Now you can start updating the code to watch the LED blink faster or slower. This is based on the delay time updated by you in the code.

Step 4:

Update the Arduino UNO code. Then upload the sketch, and watch the LED change.

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Programming on platforms like the Arduino can be the first step to high-quality prototyping and winning product development. We encourage you to establish functions within a programmed device and learn how these elements work. We have a couple of other Arduino articles you might find useful, including running a 16 segment display or setting up a photocell (light sensor).

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