Getting Started with the Intel® Galileo Board on Windows*

This guide contains steps to set up your Intel® Galileo board, including steps to setup a serial terminal, connect over Wi-Fi*, and install your preferred integrated development environment (IDE) for general development in JavaScript*, C/C++, or Python*. If you want to get going quickly in Arduino, skip to installing the Arduino IDE.

If you want to work with another operating system, see the getting started books for Linux or Mac.

OS Requirements

The steps include instructions that are compatible with the following versions of the Windows* operating system:

  • Windows 7* 32/64
  • Windows 8* 32/64
  • Windows 8.1* 32/64

Material Requirements

Here is a list of all the requirements you'll need in order to assemble and set up either your Gen 1 or Gen 2 board:

  • A micro-SD card. The card must be at least 2 GB and can be up to 32 GB
  • An SD card reader for your system
  • Intel® Galileo Gen 1 board needs:
    • A 5-V power supply
    • A DB-9-to-3.5mm audio cable
    • A serial-to-USB cable
  • Intel® Galileo Gen 2 board needs:
    • 6-pin Serial to Type A USB cable (FTDI cable # TTL-232R-3V3 is recommended)
    • A 7-15-V DC power supply
  • If you want to set up your board for Wi-Fi, you'll need one of these adapters:
    • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
    • Intel® Centrino® Advanced –N 6205

If you want to get going quickly in Arduino, skip to installing the Arduino IDE.

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