Saturday, March 08, 2014

Arduino – Day 1: Unboxing & Setup




The first thing after I unboxed was to read the first few pages of the attached book.   Familiarize myself with the components, attached Arduino Uno & the Breadboard to the wood sheet.

I run Windows Server 2012 R2 & do all my development using virtual machines on Hyper V.  So, the first order of business was to just install the driver as I did not want to install any development tools on the server.

After connecting the USB cable to my primary machine, I downloaded the Arduino 1.5.6-r2 zip file.  Selected the “Unknown Device” from  “This PC –> Properties –> Device Manager” dialog and installed the driver using the arduino.inf found under the “drivers” folder of the zip.

Shared Arduino to my Win 8.1 Enterprise guest using RemoteFx USB redirection *:

RDConnect_with_Arduino Uno

Installed Arduino IDE (1.5.6-r2) & Visual Micro plug-in for Visual Studio 2013 & I was all set!

Unfortunately, RemoteFx redirection isn’t available for Non-Windows clients.  I had setup my Ubuntu VM too with the IDE.  Had to abandon that as I couldn’t share the device with the VM.

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