Terminology

Sketch

A 'sketch' is a program in Arduino terminology.

Creating The Project

Open the 'Arduino' software.

Create A New Sketch

Menu > File > New

Menu > Tools > Board

Select the board you are using

Menu > Tools > Serial Port

Ensure the Arduino is connected to your computer and then select the virtual serial port your Arduino board has been connected to

A Basic Sketch


//*****************************
//*****************************
//********** DEFINES **********
//*****************************
//*****************************
#define LED   13


//***************************
//***************************
//********** SETUP **********
//***************************
//***************************
void setup()
{                

  //------------------------------
  //----- SETUP THE IO PORTS -----
  //------------------------------
  pinMode(LED, OUTPUT);     



}


//**********************************************************************************************************************************************
//**********************************************************************************************************************************************
//**********************************************************************************************************************************************
//**********************************************************************************************************************************************
//**********************************************************************************************************************************************
//**********************************************************************************************************************************************
//**********************************************************************************************************************************************

//***********************************
//***********************************
//********** MAIN FUNCTION **********
//***********************************
//***********************************
void loop()
{
  digitalWrite(LED, HIGH);
  delay(500);
  digitalWrite(LED, LOW);
  delay(500);
}


Running

To verify / compile the sketch press the Verify button.

To run the sketch press the 'Upload' button.

 

 

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