Be kind with me - I’m a 70 year old IT Mathematician Geek (yes we were around in the 1960s!). I’ve worked with PCs since 1981 and since retiring my hobby has been collecting/repairing/programming vintage programmable calculators like the HP-41CX, TI-59, Sharp PC-1500A etc. So I started to get interested in Arduboy (mainly because a Member of my Calculator Forum has written the original HP-35 emulator to run on an Arduboy. So I bought an Arduboy clone and I’m stuck. When you switch it on you really need a microscope to see what’s on the screen. I believe it came with the HP-35 already loaded. It vaguely after close examination with a magnifying glass possibly resembles a keyboard and the buttons do move a cursor around the screen. Each key though seems to have a character (say an 8) but then it’s got horizontal lines going across. I followed a tutorial on YouTube to load the Arduino IDE. > However I don’t believe the drivers are getting loaded as I have an unknown device in Device Manager. Does it matter which of the left or right micro USB ports you connect to my laptop?
In the IDE software which of the many Arduino boards offered in the drop down list of boards do I choose. If I try and write/compile/upload a program (I’ve been following a decent YouTube tutorial) it nags for a port number, BUT the port selection in the IDE Software is greyed out, making me think I haven’t got the Arduboy talking to the laptop yet? Can anyone help me please? Dennis