Hey, guys! I thought I’d break down how to make sure you have Arduboy drivers installed properly.
macOS or OS X
Just plug in the device! Yes, that’s right! macOS should automatically come with the drivers installed.
Let me know if you think that your version of OS X or macOS is not reflecting the correct drivers and we’ll go from there.
Just plug in the device! Yes, that’s right! Windows should automatically install the drivers for your Arduboy!
But, I’ve seen some people posting that their Arduboy’s drivers were not installed properly, so to manually install them, you have 2 options:
- Download the Arduino IDE
- Install the drivers alone
I recommend installing the IDE, but I can understand why some people may not want that.
Installing the Arduino IDE
Install the standalone drivers
Download and unzip the contents of this ZIP file to your desktop:
Next, open Device Manager, look for the device. (It may or may not be called Arduino Leonardo.) Right-click and click Update Driver Software.
In the pop-up, click Browse my computer for driver software.
Browse for the folder that you just unzipped and click Next.
You should be good to go! Click Close and if things aren’t working, you may try restarting your computer.
Having any problems, still?
- “Nothing happens when I connect the USB cable!” Make sure you turn on the Arduboy before connecting the USB cable.
- “My Arduboy is not being recognized by Windows!” You may be using a charge-only cable. Try finding another USB cable that supports data transfer.
- “Something else is wrong!” Feel free to post below and we’ll try to solve your problem!