Set Up EagLED with Arduino Create

Difficulty
Very easy
Steps
10

The Arduino IDE isn't the only platform to program your EagLED.

In this guide, learn to set up the EagLED with Arduino Create, a one-stop shop and an integrated online platform that will enable you to write code, access content, configure boards, and share projects.

Complete this guide to program your EagLED with all your libraries and sketches available, without being limited to the one computer.

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Step 1  Go to Arduino Create IDE

  • Arduino Create is an integrated online platform that enables you to write code, access content, configure boards, and share projects. Why use Arduino create? Generally, developing a fully-functional IoT device is a tedious process that may involve frequently switching back and forth between various tools and screens, from IDEs to cloud services.
  • While you could use the Arduino IDE, the Arduino Create Web IDE is a one-stop shop to create, collaborate and communicate with your projects:
  • So, let's get started! Go to : https://create.arduino.cc/

Step 2  Create an account or sign in

  • Click on the sign up button up the top right-hand corner
  • Click on 'Sign in with Google' button
  • Choose an email account

Step 3  Getting started

Step 4  Download plugin

  • Scroll down the page until you see 'Install Arduino Create Plugin' 
  • Click on the 'Set up the Arduino Plugin to start coding online' button
  • Click on the 'Next' button
  • Select the operating system that you are using
  • Then click on the 'Download Plugin'

Step 5  Run the installer


  • In this guide, a MacOS is used where a  ArduinoCreate....dmg file was downloaded.
    • Double-click on ArduinoCreate....dmg. 
    • Then double-click on ArduinoCreateAgent-1.1-osx-installer-cc
  • If you are not using a MacOS, run the installer file for your operating system.
  • Click on the next button
  • Run through the installer instructions

Step 6  Arduino Create Editor

  • Go to: https://create.arduino.cc/editor/
  • Connect EagLED to the computer via a microUSB cable
  • Click on '-- Select Board or Port--'
  • Select 'Lilypad Arduino USB'
  • Click the 'OK' button

Step 7  Blink.ino


              const int LED = 0;

void setup() {
  pinMode(LED, OUTPUT);
}

void loop() {
  digitalWrite(LED, HIGH);
  delay (500);
  digitalWrite(LED, LOW);
  delay (500);
}
            
  • We'll upload a sketch to the EagLED. 
  • Copy and paste this code into the Arduino Create IDE.

Step 8  Rename the sketch

  • Click on the drop down arrow next to the sketch name. 
  • By default, the sketch name will be the sketch_month day i.e. sketch_may14
  • Click on 'Rename ...ino'  and name it 'Blink.ino'

Step 9  Verify the code

  • Click on the 'Verify' button and when complete, you should see 'Success: Done verifying Blink'

Step 10  Upload the code

  • Click on the 'Upload' button and when complete, you should see 'Success: Done uploading Blink'
  • Now that you've completed the set up, you are ready to write, save, and upload more sketches on the Arduino Create Web Editor!