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How to Get Seeeduino Running on Windows:

This part explains how to connect your Seeeduino board to the computer and upload your first sketch. Most of the contents are inherited from here and under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

These are the steps that we'll go through:
1. Get an Seeeduino board and cable
2. Download the Arduino environment
3. Install the USB drivers
4. Connect the board
5. Run the Arduino environment
6. Upload a program
7. Look for the blinking LED
8. Start to use Seeeduino

1. Get an Seeeduino board and cable
In this tutorial, we assume you're using Seeeduino. Inherited from Arduino, Seeeduino is a simple
board that contains everything you need to start working with electronics and microcontroller
programming. You also need a mini USB cable (type-A to mini type-B): the kind you would connect to a USB mobile
hard disk.

2. Download the Arduino environment
To program the Seeeduino board you need the Arduino environment. Download the latest version from the download page here. 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.

3. Locate the USB drivers
You will need to install the drivers for the FTDI chip on the board. These can be found in the
drivers/FTDI USB Drivers directory of the Arduino distribution. In the next step ("Connect the board"),
you will point Window's Add New Hardware wizard to these drivers.
The latest version of the drivers can be found on the FTDI website here.

4. Connect the board
On the Seeeduino, the power source is selected by the PWR switch between the USB and power plugs. To power the board from the USB port (good for controlling low power devices like LEDs), toggle the switch towards the chip side. To power the board from an external power supply (6-12V), toggle the switch towards outside. The other two switches would be toggled towards chip for this startup tryout.

The power LED should be on.

The Add New Hardware wizard will open. Tell it not to connect to Windows update and click next. Then select "Install from a list or specified location (Advanced)" and click next.
Make sure that "Search for the best driver in these locations is checked"; uncheck "Search removable media"; check "Include this location in the search" and browse to the location you unzipped the USB drivers to in the previous step. Click next. The wizard will search for the driver and then tell you that a "USB Serial Converter" was found. Click finish.

The new hardware wizard will appear again. Go through the same steps. This time, a "USB Serial Port" will be found.

5. Run the Arduino environment

Open the Arduino folder and double-click the Arduino application.

6. Upload a program

Open the LED blink example sketch: File > Sketchbook > Examples > Digital > Blink

Select the serial device of the Seeeduino board from the Tools | Serial Port menu. This should be COM3, COM4, or bigger for a USB board or some desktops. To find out, open the Windows Device Manager (in the Hardware tab of System control panel). Look for a "USB Serial Port" in the Ports section; that's the Seeeduino board. Make sure that "Arduino Diecimila" is selected in the Tools > Board menu.
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.

7. Look for the blinking LED

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

8. Learn to use Seeeduino/Arduino

http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/HomePage : try these example programs.
http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage : read the reference for the Arduino language.

If you encounter any problems, be sure to ask for help! That's what we're here for!
 
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