How To Install Arduino IDE on Debian 10

Install Arduino IDE on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Arduino IDE on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, The Arduino software or IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is an open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects. It is a cross-platform application that works on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Arduino is a hardware programming language, basically written in C and C++.

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 through the step-by-step installation of the Arduino IDE on a Debian 10 (Buster).

Install Arduino IDE on Debian 10 Buster

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 ca-certificates

Step 2. Installing Arduino IDE on Debian 10.

Now we download the latest version of the Arduino IDE from the official page:

wget https://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-1.8.15-linux64.tar.xz

Now, extract the archive using the following command:

tar -xvf ./arduino-1.8.15-linux64.tar.xz

Then, change the directory and run the installed script:

cd arduino-1.8.15/
sudo ./install.sh

Step 3. Accessing Arduino IDE on Debian.

Once successfully installed, you can launch Arduino IDE right from the terminal by typing the following command below:

arduino

When you launch Arduino IDE for the first time, a dialog may pop up asking you to add a user to the dialout group. Click Add in order to add the user to the dialout group. After that, you must log out and then log in back to implement the changes.

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

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