Arduino IDE

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  • Developer Arduino Software
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What is Arduino? Arduino IDE is an Integrated Development Environment that is written in C and C++. This software was developed by Arduino Software and it allows users to write programs and upload them to their board. On this Arduino download page, we discuss some of the app’s key features, as well as some additional information.

Key features

Here are some of the many features of Arduino IDE:

  • Sketches: Sketches is the name for programs written in Arduino IDE. Users write them in the text editor and then save them with the file extension .ino. Besides having cut/paste/search and replace text, the message area can also give saving and exporting feedback. It can also display errors.

  • Sketchbook: As mentioned above, programs written in Arduino IDE are called sketches - and the place you can save them is called a sketchbook. This directory will be created automatically when you run the software for the first time and you will also be able to view and change its location.

  • Libraries: Thanks to this feature, you will be able to get extra functionalities for use in sketches, such as working with hardware or manipulating data. It is important to note that some libraries come directly with the software, while others can be downloaded through the Library manager or other sources.

  • Tabs, Multiple Files, and Compilation: With Arduino IDE, users can manage sketches with multiple files. All of those files appear in different tabs. In addition, before proceeding with the compilation of sketches, the sketch’s normal Arduino code files (.ino, .pde) are concatenated into a single file.

Is Arduino IDE safe?

It seems that the software has no history of security issues or abusive data collecting. As always, we recommend reading the official Privacy policy before installing Arduino.

This software is open-source, which means that the source code is available to inspect.

Is Arduino IDE free?

Yes, you can use this software for free.

For the Arduino IDE download, click on the green button at the top of the page.

System requirements

In order to run the version linked to this page, you need Windows 7 and later.

Other platforms

The software is also available for:

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