Starting working with Arduino online means that you will be using an Arduino web editor which has several advantages. You will be able to upload the code you wrote or called sketches to the official Arduino board from a web browser (Google Chrome is recommended).
Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Being a part of Arduino Create, IDE enables programmers to write code http://22.214.171.124, configure boards, access tutorials, and also share projects. From one dashboard, users can manage all aspects of the projects easily. Arduino online means the web editor is hosted online and it will always be updated with the latest feature to support new boards. The advantages you will experience compared to the offline coding are that you will be able to write the code and save it to the cloud and have them backed up as well as the ability to access them on different devices.
Signing up to Arduino
To be able to use Arduino and write code online, you must sign up first. To start you need to complete the registration form and click Create Account. This action will lead you to receive an email containing a link to activate the account. Click on the link to view the page of your account information that has been confirmed.
Choosing a platform
Arduino online or web editors can be operated on many types of platforms. Windows, Linux, or Mac users must follow a simple instruction to install the Web Editor which allows you to upload the sketches you have made onto the boards. The installation flow will lead you to the login page.
The anatomy of Web Editor
When you are logged in, it means that you are now ready to use the Arduino Web Editor. The web has three main columns.
- The first column containing navigation to Your sketchbook, Libraries, examples, serial monitor, help, and preferences.
- The second column will show the options of every selected menu from the first column.
- The third column is where you will use to write the code. Not only writing code, but this column is also where you will verify your codes and upload to the boards, save them to the cloud and share them.