Write code and upload it to your Arduino-compatible board.
Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple I/O board and a development environment that implements the Processing/Wiring language. Arduino can be used to develop stand-alone interactive objects or can be connected to software on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing and MaxMSP). The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled at https://arduino.cc
In order to upload code an arduino board over USB, you need to add your user to the dialout group. Open a terminal window, run the following command and reboot your computer.
echo "SUBSYSTEM=="usb", MODE="0660", GROUP="$(id -gn)"" | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/00-usb-permissions.rules
udevadm control --reload-rules
Python 3 support
This version of Arduino IDE runs in a sandbox for improved security and stability. As a result, it does not have access to the Python libraries on your device.
Python 3 and the serial library are installed inside of the sandbox so they can be used by plugins. If a plugin needs additional Python 3 libraries, you can install them using the arduino.pip command. For example, the following command installs the requests library inside of the sandbox so the Arduino IDE can use it.
> arduino.pip install requests
Python 2 is currently not supported in this package because it reached end of life on January 1st 2020. If you have hardware that requires Python 2 support, please let us know.