Step 2: Connect to Arduino Create*
- Sign up for Arduino Create*
- Install the Arduino plugin on your host computer
- Verify your board's connections
- Upload the Arduino connector to your board
- Name your board
- On your host computer, go to https://create.arduino.cc/getting-started/up2. Then clickLOGIN.Note:If you don’t already have an Arduino Create account, follow the onscreen instructions to sign up. You'll need to activate your account and log into the site using your new account.
- If this is your first time using Arduino Create, you’ll be asked to install the Arduino plugin. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the Arduino plugin.Note:If you get an error message sayingWe are not able to detect the installed plugin, try locating the Arduino Plugin icon in your system tray, right-click, then selectOpen plugin.
- After installing the plugin, you’ll see a page asking you to double-check that your board is properly connected so the connector can be installed. Verify that it is still powered on and clickNEXT.Note: If you've completed Step 1 in this guide, your board is already set to go.
- You’ll be asked to upload the Arduino Connector to your UP² board. ClickUPLOAD.
- Wait about 3 minutes for your board to connect to Arduino Create.
- Completely restart your UP² board by removing the power supply and the Micro USB cable. Then power it back on. Wait a couple of minutes for it to boot, then try to connect to Arduino Create again.
- If your host computer has Windows*, minimize all windows to make sure you haven’t missed a pop-up message asking you to install a driver.
- Force a "hard refresh" on the Arduino web page. For example, if you’re on Chrome*:
- For Windows, pressCtrl+Shift+R.
- For macOS*, holdShiftand click theReloadbutton.
- If you have previously connected to other IoT boards using a serial connection and installed a serial driver to connect to the boards, you may experience conflicts with the Arduino driver. For example, if your UP² board doesn't show up in the Device Manager as a COM device (it may appear as an Unknown device), and you cannot connect via serial terminal, you may need to uninstall the previous serial driver(s) in order to connect to the UP² board.
- To try alternate methods of connecting to Arduino Create, including workarounds if your connection includes a proxy, refer to the troubleshooting guide.
Name your board
- Give your board a name, such asup2.