Install Software (Codebender)

It's possible to use a Chromebook/ChromeOS for programming Arduino. The good news is that you don't need to install any software. Instead you will register and use Codebender.cc which is an online version of the Arduino software. We'll still primarily have examples that use the desktop version because it's a little more powerful and is the latest and greatest but codebender does 95% of what the desktop version does and its free too!

Visit codebender.cc to register an account

Go through their walkthrough setup procedure and install the Chrome Plugin

When you get to this step, select Arduino UNO

And in the next step, your Serial port:

If you're using Windows or Mac you may still need to install drivers so be sure to do that in case the serial port doesnt appear

This guide was first published on Jul 14, 2016. It was last updated on Sep 21, 2018. This page (Install Software (Codebender)) was last updated on Jul 18, 2016.