Connecting Arduino to Mac and PC, the easy way?
January 8, 2011
While working on an Arduino-start-here tutorial, I am trying to find the most "fail proof" way to hook up an Arduino.
Now, if I could decide what OS and connection everyone had, it would be easy as this:
* Install Ubuntu 10.10 OS on your PC
* Install The Arduino IDE (and write your program)
* Insert an USB-FTDI cable from conputer to Arduino board
* Select the serial port
- And done, you can now press the "upload"-icon, your program will compile and upload.
The above is so far the easiest I have found.
It may just be me, but it appears that all other configurations needs a lot more explanation.
Do you have other setups (OS's and /or types of connection) that works just as easy?