Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
1. Download arduino software
2. You will need to install some programs to use Arduino under Linux (the way you do this depends on your distribution):
* sun’s java runtime (jre)
* librxtx-java (Java communication library)
* avr-gcc (aka “gcc-avr”)
o Version 4.3.0 has a major bug which affects multiplication of long int’s. This is the default version in Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10). Check using “avr-gcc –version” and upgrade if necessary.
– if you love software so much, you’ll create your own hardware- NN