How to use Seeeduino

Download the Arduino Environment

You can direct download the latest version from this page -- Arduino Software 1.0.6, When the download finishes, unzip the downloaded file. Make sure to preserve the folder structure. Double-click the folder to open it. There should be a few files and sub-folders inside.

Install the driver

Connect the Seeeduino board to your computer using the USB cable. The green power LED (labeled PWR) should go on.

Installing drivers for the Seeeduino with window7

  • Plug in your board and wait for Windows to begin its driver installation process. After a few moments, the process will fail.
  • Open the Device Manager by right clicking “My computer” and selecting control panel.
  • Look under Ports (COM & LPT). You should see an open port named "USB Serial Port" Right click on the "USB Serial Port" and choose the "Update Driver Software" option.

  • Next, choose the "Browse my computer for Driver software" option.

  • Finally, select the driver file named "FTDI USB Drivers", located in the "Drivers" folder of the Arduino Software download.

Note: the FTDI USB Drivers are from Arduino. But when you install drivers for other Controllers, such as Xadow Main Board, Seeeduino Clio, Seeeduino Lite,
you need to download corresponding driver file and save it. And select the driver file you have downloaded.

  • The below dialog boxes automatically appears if you have installed driver successfully.

  • You can check that the drivers have been installed by opening the Windows Device Manager. Look for a "USB Serial Port" in the Ports section.

  • You can also see the serial port in Arduino environment.

Installing drivers for the Seeeduino with window8

You should save these files which you are editing before installing driver with window8,because there will several power off during operating.

  • Press “Windows Key” +”R”
  • Enter shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00
  • Click the "OK" button.
  • System will restart to a "Choose an option" screen
  • Select "Troubleshoot" from "Choose an option" screen
  • Select "Advanced options" from "Troubleshoot" screen
  • Select "Windows Startup Settings" from "Advanced options" screen
  • Click "Restart" button
  • System will restart to "Advanced Boot Options" screen
  • Select "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement"
  • Once the system starts, you can install the Arduino drivers as same as Windows

Installing drivers for the Seeeduino with Mac OS

  • Download Driver for the Mac OS X version, named 2.2.18 (32bit)

  • Open the driver file which you just download, and double click FTDIUSBSerialDriver_10_4_10_5_10_6_10_7.mpkg

  • After double click, you will see an installer window.

  • Click “Continue”.

  • You can see the below dialog boxes if you have installed driver successfully.

  • Test it with Seeeduino

Getting Started with Seeeduino

0. Hello world

Generally, teacher will teach us to write a simple Hello World example when start to learn a programming language. This Seo Rakitan only a basic introductory,but it is a very important process. Although you are not familiar about Arduino, do not worry. You can learn the hello world about Arduino: light up a LED. Now we take Seeeduino as example to learn how to light up a LED which is controlled by Digital 13 pin. Before doing this, please make sure that you have downloaded the Arduino Environment and installed the Seeeduino Driver successfully. If not, please click here to learn the specific steps.

1. Connect Seeeduino to PC

Connect the Seeeduino board to your computer using the USB cable. The green power LED (labeled PWR) should go on. (When Seeeduino works independently, you can select USB or power adapter to power for Seeeduino.)

2. Open the Blink example

Open the LED blink example sketch: File->Examples->01.Basics->Blink.

3. Select your board

You'll need to select the entry in the Tools > Board menu that corresponds to your Arduino. 在Here we need to select ATmega328.

4. Select your Serial Port

Select the serial device of the Arduino board from the Tools | Serial Port menu.

5. Upload the program

Now, simply click the "Upload" button in the environment. Wait a few seconds - you should see the RX and TX leds on the board flashing. If the upload is successful, the message "Done uploading." will appear in the status bar.

6. Result

A few seconds after the upload finishes, you should see the pin 13 (L) LED on the board start to blink (in orange). If it does, congratulations! You've gotten Arduino up-and-running.

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