Arduino IDE basics for beginners

The following images are taken from the esatbay website

  1. Open the Arduino IDE, select tools → boards → Arduino AVR boards → Arduino Mega or Mega2560
  2. Select tools → port → and select the com port available (make sure your board id connected)
  3. Before loading the firmware make sure you unzip the archive first then open the code. Clicking in will not allow the system to find all the needed libraries when trying to compile.
  4. Flashing firmware click Yellow arrow in upper left) - this will generate a hex file and then attempt to send it to the selected port