Getting Started with Seeeduino


0. Hello world

Generally, teacher will teach us to write a simple Hello World example when start to learn a programming language. This is only a basic introductory,but it is a very important process. Although you are not familiar about Arduino, do not worry. You can learn the hello world about Arduino: light up a LED. Now we take Seeeduino as example to learn how to light up a LED which is controlled by Digital 13 pin. Before doing this, please make sure that you have downloaded the Arduino Environment and installed the Seeeduino Driver successfully. If not, please click here to learn the specific steps.

1. Connect Seeeduino to PC

Connect the Seeeduino board to your computer using the USB cable. The green power LED (labeled PWR) should go on. (When Seeeduino works independently, you can select USB or power adapter to power for Seeeduino.)
Open the LED blink example sketch: File>Examples>01.Basics>Blink.

3. Select your board

You’ll need to select the entry in the Tools > Board menu that corresponds to your Arduino. Here we need to select ATmega328.

4. Select your Serial Port

Select the serial device of the Arduino board from the Tools | Serial Port menu.

5. Upload the program

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.

6. Result

A few seconds after the upload finishes, you should see the pin 13 (L) LED on the board start to blink (in orange). If it does, congratulations! You’ve gotten Arduino up-and-running.

Help us make it better

Thank you for choosing Seeed. A couple of months ago we initiated a project to improve our documentation system. What you are looking at now is the first edition of the new documentation system. Comparing to the old one, here is the progresses that we made:
  • Replaced the old documentation system with a new one that was developed from Mkdocs, a more widely used and cooler tool to develop documentation system.
  • Integrated the documentation system with our official website, now you can go to Bazaar and other section like Forum and Community more conveniently.
  • Reviewed and rewrote documents for hundreds of products for the system’s first edition, and will continue migrate documents from old wiki to the new one.
An easy-to-use instruction is as important as the product itself. We are expecting this new system will improve your experience when using Seeed’s products. However since this is the first edition, there are still many things need to improve, if you have any suggestions or findings, you are most welcome to submit the amended version as our contributor or give us suggestions in the survey below, Please don’t forget to leave your email address so that we can reply.
Happy hacking