Getting Started with 102 Basic Kit (Mac)

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Download and Install Software

Download the latest MacOS IDE (Version 5.0, 2019-03-25): 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. Open the USBTTL-C Install folder. This is another driver that needs to be installed.
  • Important Note: This driver requires you to restart your computer. Save all work before installing this driver!!!
  • (Note: The Mac OS X 10.6 or older package does not contain this. Therefore, you can skip this step.)

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  • Open CH34x_Install.pkg. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

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  • 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 (328p)”
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  3. Go to “Tools > Processor” and select “Atmega328P@16M,5V”
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  4. Only have the red Core module and USBTTL module stacked. Then connect the MicroUSB cable to the USBTTL module and the other end to your computer's USB port.
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  5. Go to “Tools > Port” and select the port. It is usually the one that is select-able. (If you are using a Mac, it is not the Bluetooth one)
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  6. With the default sample code. Hit upload (right arrow icon on the top left of the software).
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  7. The code will compile and will say upload complete if successful. Congratulations the software setup is complete!
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Example projects for the 102 Basic kit can be found in the MCookie_102_Basic_Kit_Tutorials#Projects section.

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Printed Manual

Download the digital version of the printed manual:
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