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CHALLENGE 1 - introductory course

Install programming software

15 min 

FOLLOW STEPS 1 TO 9

If you need help you can watch our INSTALLATION TUTORIAL video

STEP 1

Press the button to go to the Arduino page. Follow the download instructions depending on your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux).

IMPORTANT: download versionArduino IDE 1.8.19

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STEP 2

Install the Driver for the computer to recognize the Arduino.

STEP 3

Open Arduino

Double clicking on the program icon.

 

adjust windows

To have a better visualization we are going to place the windows 60% / 40% as shown in the image.

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STEP 4

Install las bookstores

Libraries are a collection of code that makes it easy to connect to a sensor, display, module, etc. To use the led matrix that our PIXO kit has, we use the Adafruit libraries. To use these libraries, we have to install them. (See online guide or book page 22)

Once installed in our Arduino IDE, we can include them in our program with the sentence#include

Libraries: 

Adafruit_GFX

Adafruit_NeoMatrix

Adafruit_NeoPixel

STEP 5

Download the file, unzip it and open it. 

 

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STEP 6

Connect your PIXO to the computer using the USB cable

The USB end goes into the computer's USB port.

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STEP 7

Tell your Arduino which port it is connected to.

Tools/Port/*select_port*

 

You have to mention dev.Arduino Uno, dec/cu.usbserial or COM. If many appear, try until it lets us upload.

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STEP 8

I defined the chosen digital PIN.

This PIN is the one we use to connect the LED Matrix to the Arduino.

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STEP 9

Click on the upload button

And ready!

All these things and more you will be able to do with your PIXO!

 

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