The objective of this tutorial is to install Arduino IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Arduino
  • How to launch Arduino
How to install Arduino IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
How to install Arduino IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Arduino IDE
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Arduino IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

  1. Open up a terminal window and use the snap command to install Arduino IDE on your Ubuntu 20.04 desktop. To do so execute the command below:
    $ sudo snap install arduino
    

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  3. The Arduino IDE can now be started from your Activities top left menu.
    start arduino application
    Simply search for arduino and click on a relevant Arduino icon.
    Alternatively, you can start the Arduino IDE from the Linux command line be executing:
    $ arduino
    
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