Install Arduino Environment

1. Linux

1.1. Download Arduino IDE

The Arduino IDE can be found on the official download page

1.2. Install dependencies

For Ubuntu, enter the following commands in a terminal:

sudo usermod -a -G dialout $(whoami)
sudo apt install python3 python3-pip
sudo pip3 install pyserial

Note that after setting the dialout group you need to logout or reboot , else the new settings won't take effect!

1.3. Add board in Arduino IDE

  • Add URLs

Open Arduino IDE, select File -> Preferences,

Add one of the folowing URLs in Additional Boards Manager URLs, if there already are board manager URLs do not forget to separate them with a comma.

http://dl.sipeed.com/MAIX/Maixduino/package_Maixduino_k210_index.json

or try this URL if the download speed is too slow:

http://dl.sipeed.com/MAIX/Maixduino/package_Maixduino_k210_dl_cdn_index.json

  • Install board tools and libs

Select Tools -> Board -> Boards Manager, search for Maixduino, select the latest version, and click Install

1.4. Change settings about board

Change board settings in Tools section on the top of Arduini IDE.

  • Board: Choose your dev board
  • Burn Tool Firmware: just for Maix Go Board, default open-ec
  • Burn Baudrate: Decrease the baudrate if the download fails
  • Port: Serial port, e.g. /dev/ttyUSB0
  • Programmer: Burn tool, you MUST select k-flash

2. Windows

2.1. Download Arduino IDE

official download page

Then double click pack to install

2.2. Add board in Arduino IDE

  • Add URLs

Open Arduino IDE, select File -> Preferences,

Add Additional Boards Manager URLs:

http://dl.sipeed.com/MAIX/Maixduino/package_Maixduino_k210_index.json (Recommend)

or

http://dl.sipeed.com/MAIX/Maixduino/package_Maixduino_k210_dl_cdn_index.json ( if download fail or speed too low, try this URL)

  • Install board tools and libs

Select Tools -> Board -> Boards Manager, search Maixduino, click Install

2.3. Change settings about board

Change board settings in Tools section on the top of Arduini IDE.

  • Board: The same as your dev board
  • Burn Toolfirmware: just for Maix Go Board, default open-ec
  • Burn Baudrate: Decrease it if download fail
  • Port: Serial port, e.g. /dev/ttyUSB0
  • Programmer: Burn tool, you MUST select k-flash

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