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Arduino Robotic Projects

By : Richard Grimmett
Book Image

Arduino Robotic Projects

By: Richard Grimmett

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Arduino Robotic Projects
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating, editing, and saving files on Arduino

You know how to start the IDE, but you've not been introduced to all the available functionalities. So let's take a quick tour of the IDE. Again, here is what the IDE should look like when you first start it up:

Note that at the top of the IDE, there are five topic menus: File, Edit, Sketch, Tools, and Help. Each of these tabs holds a set of functionalities that you'll need. If you select the File tab, you should see the following screenshot:

These selections let you create, open, upload, and print files in the Arduino IDE. Once you click on File, you will get the following options:

  • New: This is straightforward; you use this if you want to create a new file.

  • Open…: This is equally clear; select this if you want to open a file that you created earlier.

  • Sketchbook: This is probably a new term, one with which you are not familiar. Arduino programs are called sketches, and Sketchbook keeps track of sketches you have created. You'll also find sketches...