Install Arduino IDE on Ubuntu 18.04
Arduino IDE or Arduino Software is mainly developed to connect and communicate with Arduino Hardware. It is a cross-platform IDE that can run on Windows, macOS and Linux Distros. By using Arduino IDE you can write, compile and upload code to the Arduino Hardware. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install Arduino IDE on Ubuntu 18.04.
Before you start to Install Arduino IDE on Ubuntu 18.04. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.
Install Latest Arduino IDE
To install Arduino IDE, we need to download it first from their official website and then install it.
Open the Terminal Application by visiting
Activities -> type "Terminal".
At the time of writing this tutorial, the latest version available of Arduino IDE is
1.8.10. When you are going to download it then you should check their official download page for the latest version.
Now download the
1.8.10 version of Arduino IDE by using the following wget command:
sudo wget https://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-1.8.10-linux64.tar.xz
Now navigate to the download directory using the following command:
Extract the downloaded Arduino IDE file running following command:
tar –xf arduino-1.8.10-linux64.tar.xz
After extraction completes we should navigate the extracted directory, to do so type following in the terminal:
Now to install Arduino IDE run following command in the Terminal:
After completing the above commands execution, you have successfully installed Arduino IDE on your Linux system.
Make sure, you run the following command to ensure the Arduino Desktop icon is accessible from Desktop:
sudo chown linux4one ~/Desktop/arduino-arduinoide.desktop
linux4one with username on your system in the above command.
To launch Arduino IDE from Desktop icon or you can visit
Activities -> type 'Arduino' or you can run the following command in the terminal:
You have successfully learned how to Install Arduino IDE on Ubuntu 18.04. If you have any queries regarding this then please don’t forget to comment below.