Arduino boards are making immense waves in the digital production world as they are used heavily in creation of digital devices and interactive materials able to control things physically, around the human sphere. It is an open-source platform, ideal for engineers building robots, and DIY enthusiasts. Arduino is a ready to use hardware and software platform with a small I/O controller board and development environment.

Arduino IDE is an open-source Arduino Software (IDE) which makes it easy to write code for Arduino controller and upload it to the board. It contains a text editor for writing code, a message area, a text console, a toolbar with buttons for common functions and a series of menus. It connects to the Arduino hardware to upload programs upon user actions.

In this article we’ll cover installation of Arduino IDE on Fedora Desktop operating environment. Our installation steps entails:

  • Logging into your Fedora system
  • Download Arduino IDE installation files (archive)
  • Extraction of the IDE archive file to get installation script
  • Installing Arduino IDE on Fedora
  • Launching and using Arduino IDE on Fedora

Step 1: Download Arduino IDE Installation files

Login to your Fedora system as root or user with sudo permissions.

$ ssh [email protected]

Then install wget utility which will be used to pull the latest Arduino IDE installation files.

wget https://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-1.8.13-linux64.tar.xz

Make sure you’re downloading the latest available release.

Step 2: Install Arduino IDE on Fedora 34/33/32/31

Upon successful download of Arduino IDE on Fedora, extract the file using tar command line tool.

tar xvf arduino-1.8.13-linux64.tar.xz

You can list the files in the directory created from file extraction:

$ ls arduino-1.8.13/
$ tree arduino-1.8.13/

Navigate to the Arduino IDE folder

cd  arduino-1.8.13/

In this directory you’ll spot install.sh script file.

Arduino IDE

Run the script to install Arduino IDE on Fedora 34/33/32/31/30:

$ sudo ./install.sh
Adding desktop shortcut, menu item and file associations for Arduino IDE...
done!

Arduino IDE Desktop launcher is added and available for starting the application.

Arduino IDE

Start writing Arduino Code using Arduino IDE.

You have learned how to easily install Arduino IDE on Fedora Desktop system.

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