Introduction to the Arduino

Having the right path and being in the right groups

Your account must belong to the groups lock and uucp and include /usr/local/bin in its path to download programs to the board.\ Type the following two commands to check if your account is ready to go.

[yourid@yourmach currentdir] id
[yourid@yourmach currentdir] which arduino

Hopefully, the first command will show that you are in groups uucp and lock and the second command will show that you have the arduino command in your path.

Trying it out

Try out Project 1 (pp. 20-27) of the Arduino Starters Kit Manual.