How To Install Arduino IDE on Linux Mint 21

Install Arduino IDE on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Arduino IDE on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, Arduino is a widely-used, open-source electronics platform used to create devices that interact with their environment using sensors and actuators. It consists of a programmable hardware board and a software (Integrated Development Environment) for writing and uploading programs to the board. Arduino runs on Linux, Windows, and macOS, and Linux.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Arduino IDE on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Arduino IDE on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Arduino IDE on Linux Mint 21.

By default, Arduino is available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now install the latest stable version of Arduino IDE  to your system using the following command:

sudo apt install arduino

Step 3. Accessing Arduino on Linux Mint 21.

Once we finish with the installation, we will find Arduino in the Mint menu, in the Programming section:

Install Arduino IDE on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Arduino. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Arduino IDE on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Arduino website.

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