Things you will need:
- Arduino Mega 2560 R3: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardMega2560 ($50).
- USB A to B Cable (Dollar Tree? $1).
- Arduino SDK: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software (Free).
- State of the art computer running: Windows 7 (You have one right?).
BeerICEE! (Must have…. Ohh and buy me one *Donate*).
First you will need to Download the SDK Go to their site and find it… (Make sure its for Windows 7). Next you will need to unzip it I put it in “My Documents” folder. Then after that do the following witch I have spent the last 30 mins making….. (So… Much time….).
Open up Control panel and click on: Control Panel > Hardware and Sound.
Then with Device Manager is open click on: Device Manager > Other devices > Unknown device > Properties.
Now with Unknown device Properties open click on: Driver Tab > Update Driver.
When the next window opens pick: Browse my computer for driver software.
At this window you will enter the path to the arduino/drivers/ folder in your “My Documents” folder.
Poor windows Security just click: Install this driver software anyways.
Yay… Achievement unlocked: Click Close!
Open up arduino.exe (It’s in the folder… in ”My Documents/arduino/”).
Next go to: Tools > Board and click on: Arduino Mega 2560 or Mega ADK
On this screen we are going to open a Example….
Time for Compile…..
Achievement unlocked: You have compiled goodness(TM)….
Now You are Mr. l337 Haxor will rulz the worlds….