Sunday, October 29, 2017

How to Install Arduino IDE 1.8.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board.

Arduino IDE 1.8.5 Changelog
  •  Added workaround for menu visibility bug in MacOSX 10.13 beta. Thanks @puybaret
  •  Fixed bug for negative-font-size.
  •  New/Rename tabs now allows names starting with a number. 

Installation instructions:

1. Download the latest packages, Linux 32-bit or Linux 64-bit, from the official link below: 

2. Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T keys. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

$ cd ~/Downloads

$ tar -xvf arduino-1.8.5-*.tar.xz

$ sudo mv arduino-1.8.5 /opt

$ cd /opt/arduino-1.8.5/

$ chmod +x

$ ./

Finally, launch Arduino IDE from Unity Dash, Application Launcher, or via Desktop shortcut.


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    after installing ubuntu 18 and reinstalling arduino ide
    install direct with ubuntu soft was nok
    usb permissions problems arduino ide

    following above tutorial works

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