To start, please download our version of the Arduino IDE that's been updated to include the Flora drivers, libraries & code examples! We have versions for Windows and Mac OS X.
For Mac, click the button below - then unzip. Move the application to your Applications folder.
If you're using Mac OS Mavericks you will need to update the setting to permit running Arduino IDE
- Go to your Security and Privacy Settings
- Click the Lock Icon and Login
- Change "Allow Apps Downloaded From": to "Anywhere"
- Launch the app, then go back to Security Settings and change the selection back to "Mac App Store and Identified developers"
- You only need to do this procedure once - the Mac will remember that it's OK to run the Arduino App.
Install Drivers! (Windows Only)
Mac users, you can skip to the next part of the tutorial - you don't need to install any drivers!
For Windows users, you'll need to install the drivers for the Flora. Begin by plugging in the Flora board. Look for a green power LED (left of the mini USB jack) and a pulsing red LED (right of the mini USB jack).
WinXP users, skip down past these few photos, you should get a popup asking you for a driver location, just browse to it as shown.
We now have signed Windows 8 drivers for flora. Download the driver by clicking here. You should be able to right-click the inf
file to install it directly, or point Windows to this uncompressed folder when prompted!
You'll see this pop up in the bottom right corner:
Now go to the Start menu (bottom left corner, the round windows logo) and click on it and start typing in Device Manager
Click on the Device Manager (top icon in the menu) to launch it, scroll down until you see Adafruit Flora with a ! mark. Right click and select Update Driver Software
Locating the Driver File (Win 7 & XP)
OK if you have XP you'll basically start from here, click Browse my computer for driver software
Then browse to the uncompressed Flora IDE folder, and select the drivers folder (not any other folder!) and click OK.
Make sure the folder next to the Browse... button is correct, then click Next.
When you get this scary window next, click Install this driver software anyway.
That's it! Thankfully you only have to do this once.
Last updated on 2015-03-02 at 11.12.43 AM
Published on 2012-11-08 at 10.32.43 PM