Installing Arduboy Drivers - Without Installing the Arduino IDE
Installing the drivers needed to use an Arduboy with a desktop, without installing the Arduino IDE.
These are instructions for installing the drivers needed for your desktop to recognize your Arduboy without the Arduino IDE installed.
When plugging an Arduboy in a desktop running Windows, Linux or MacOS, it may be necessary to install system drivers. These drivers can be found in an Arduino IDE installation directory as the sub-directory,
To install drivers for an Arduboy device that has been plugged in, but has no drivers installed: open the Windows Device Manager and browse to the Arduboy device. Right-click and install the drivers from the Arduino IDE path.
1. Plug in the Arduboy
2. Open the Windows Device Manager
Find the icon for your Arduboy.
3. Install drivers from Arduino
Right click and select
Update Driver Software...
Select the option to set the path to be searched for driver files, then set the location to the
sub-directory of your Arduino IDE folder.
If the installation was successful, you will see a dialog confirming the installation was a success. The device name for your Arduboy will be displayed as
Arduino Leonardo. The Arduboy uses the
Arduino Leonoardo hardware configuration, and can safely use the drivers provided by Arduino.