After instaling Arduino IDE Fluo Edition, connect your FLUO to your computer using a USB micro-B cable. This type of USB cable is commonly used by smartphones and it’s widely available.
The USB connection provides power to your FLUO and allows you to establish communication between both devices. The FLUO automatically draws power from either the USB cable or an external power supply. After you connect the FLUO to your computer using the USB micro-B cable, the green power LED (labeled ON) should turn on.
1. Open your first sketch:
Open the LED blink example sketch: File > Examples > 01.Basics > Blink.
2. Select your board:
Go to Tools > Board and select your FLUO (AVR) board from de dropdown menu.
3. Select your communications port:
Select the serial device of the board from the Tools > Port menu.
macOS: It will likely be /dev/cu.usbmodemFAxxxxx (FLUO WI-FI (AVR)).
In general it will have the name (FLUO WI-FI(AVR)) because it’s linked to the USB product and vendor IDs.
Windows: It will likely be COM3 or higher.
Linux: It will likely be /dev/ACM0 or higher (ACM0 and ACM1 are usually reserved for hardware serial ports).
If you’re not sure which port correspond to your FLUO, you can try to connect and disconnect your FLUO and compare the results on the list of ports.
4. Select the port mode:
Select Port Mode -> Serial
Serial is default channel to program the board. The other channel on the list is used during recovery mode via Wi-Fi
5. Upload your sketch:
Click on the Upload button (the one with the arrow) and wait for a few seconds until the upload process is complete. You will see that the RX and TX LEDs on your FLUO will flash during the upload process. If the upload process is successful, the message “Done uploading.” will appear on the status bar.
A few seconds after the upload finishes finishes, you should see the orange LED of pin 13 on your FLUO blinking. If it does, congratulations! Your FLUO is ready for you to upload your own code!
If you have trouble configuring your FLUO, please check the Troubleshooting section.