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6 | Launch the Arduino application

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5 | Launch the Arduino application

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7 | Open the blink example

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6 | Open the blink example

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8 | Select your board

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7 | Select your board

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9 | Select your serial port

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8 | Select your serial port

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10 | Upload the program

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9 | Upload the program

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Additional Resources

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10 | Additional Resources

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Additional Resources

  • lilypadarduino.org: a comprehensive guide to getting started with LilyPad
  • LilyPad Category on SparkFun: sensors, actuators, and other boards for use with the LilyPad Arduino

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A few seconds after the upload finishes, you should see the pin 13 LED on the board start to blink (in green). If it does, congratulations! You've gotten your LilyPad Arduino up-and-running.

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A few seconds after the upload finishes, you should see the LED on the board start to blink (in green). If it does, congratulations! You've gotten your LilyPad Arduino up-and-running.

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For more detailed installation instructions, see the guides on the FTDI website

Once downloaded, double click the package, and follow the instructions in the installer. You'll need to restart your computer after installing the drivers.

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When the download is finished, extract all of the contents of the .zip file to a location you will remember.

Follow the guide on the FTDI website that corresponds to your operating system to complete the installation process.

You'll need to restart your computer after installing the drivers.

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Browse to your Applications folder and double-click the Arduino application to open the software. (Note: if the Arduino software loads in the wrong language, you can change it in the preferences dialog. See the environment page for details.)

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Browse to your folder where you saved the Arduino software and double-click the arduino.exe file to open the software. (Note: if the Arduino software loads in the wrong language, you can change it in the preferences dialog. See the environment page for details.)

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Select the correct serial port from the Tools > Serial Port menu. This tells the Arduino software which USB port your LilyPad Arduino is attached to. On the Mac, this should be something with /dev/tty.usbserial in its name.

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Select the correct serial port from the Tools > Serial Port menu. This tells the Arduino software which USB port your LilyPad Arduino is attached to. On a PC this will be the highest numbered "COM" port. It is likely to be COM3 or higher.

To find out definitively which port your LilyPad Arduino is connected to, you can disconnect your LilyPad board and re-open the menu; the entry that disappears should be the LilyPad board. Reconnect the board and select that serial port.

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Now, simply click the "Upload" button in the environment. Wait a few seconds - you should see the RX and TX leds on the FTDI board flashing. If the upload is successful, the message "Done uploading." will appear in the status bar.

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Now, click the "Upload" button in the Arduino environment. Wait a few seconds - you should see the RX and TX leds on the FTDI board flashing. If the upload is successful, the message "Done uploading." will appear in the status bar.

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When the download is finished, double click the .zip fle. This will expand the Arduino application.

3 | Install the Arduino Software

Copy the Arduino application into your Applications folder.

4 | Install the FTDI Drivers

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When the download is finished, extract all of the contents of the .zip file to a location you will remember. The Desktop or the Program Files folder are good locations.

Once the .zip file is extracted to a folder titled something like "arduino - 1.0.x", double-click the folder to open it. Make sure that there are a few files and sub-folders inside it including an arduino.exe file.

3 | Connect the board

Attach the FTDI board to your LilyPad Arduino board. Attach one end of the USB cable to your FTDI board and the other end to a USB port on your computer.

4 | Install the drivers

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Scroll down to the middle of this page, where there is a table listing drivers for different computers. Click on the most recent driver that is compatible with your computer. If your computer is running OS 10.5 or higher you should use the x64 (64-bit) drivers. If you're running OS 10.4 you should use the x32 (32-bit) drivers. Otherwise, you should use the PPC (PowerPC) drivers. To determine which OS your computer has, click on the apple icon in the upper right hand corner of your screen and click on "About This Mac" menu item.

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Scroll down to the middle of this page, where there is a table listing drivers for different computers. Click on the most recent driver that is compatible with your computer.

If your computer is using Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or an earlier operating system, see this website to determine whether you should use the x86 (32 bit) or x64 (64 bit) drivers. If your computer is using Windows 8 or a later operating system, you should download the x64(64 bit drivers).

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5 | Connect the board

Attach the FTDI board to your LilyPad Arduino board. Attach one end of the USB cable to your FTDI board and the other end to a USB port on your computer.

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