Getting Started with 101 Basic Kit (Mac)

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Download and Install Software

Note: This product is discontinued and no longer supported in the latest software package.
Please download the legacy software package here:
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  • Change your settings to allow identified developers by going to: (Apple Logo) >>> System Preferences...
  • Then go to Security & Privacy.

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  • Click on then Lock icon and enter your credentials to be able to change settings.
  • Under Allow apps download from: select App Store and identified developers
  • Click the Lock icon again to lock and save changes.

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  • Open the downloaded file. A folder will open containing the Microduino IDE and drivers for the hardware.

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  • Open the Drivers folder. Drivers are needed to communicate with the Microduino hardware.

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  • Install ONE of the driver packages:
    • Driver_OS10.3.mpkg if you have Mac OS 10.3 or below.
    • Driver_OS10.4-10.8.mpkg if you have Mac OS 10.4 to Mac OS 10.8.
    • Driver_OS10.9-Newer.mpkg if you have Mac OS 10.9 or newer.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

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  • Once completed. Drag the Arduino for application to your Applications folder to install the IDE.

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  • The software is now installed and ready to use. Double-click the application to launch it!

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Configuring and Testing the Software/Hardware

  1. Open the Microduino software.

  2. Go to “Tools > Board” and select “Microduino/mCookie-Core USB (32u4)”
    Select Board Legacy (Mac).png

  3. Go to “Tools > Processor” and select “USB”
    Select CoreUSB Legacy (Mac).png

  4. Connect the CoreUSB to your computer using a MicroUSB cable. DO NOT have any other modules stacked or connected.
    CoreUSB Ble pc.jpg

  5. Go to “Tools > Port” and select the port. It is usually the one that is select-able. It should be labeled /dev/cu.usbmodem____ (Arduino Leonardo)
    Select CoreUSB Port Legacy (Mac).png

  6. With the default sample code. Hit upload (right arrow icon on the top left of the software).
    Upload CoreUSB Legacy (Mac).png

  7. The code will compile and will say upload complete if successful. Congratulations the software setup is complete!
    Upload CoreUSB Complete Legacy (Mac).png

The 101 Basic Kit Projects can be found under File > Examples > 00.mCookie
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Follow the printed manual to build and program 101 Basic Kit's projects.

Download the digital version of the printed manual:
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