Several of our projects are based on the Arduino Leonardo hardware including the Wearable Wayfinder
, the Heart Matrix LEO
, and the LEO Gamer
. This tutorial demonstrates how to upload code to one of these Arduino "clones". Since all our devices are bootloaded with the Arduino Leonardo bootloader
the process is pretty much identical to loading code onto an Arduino Leonardo. We'll walk you through it in the instructions section
plus we have a sample video!
Plug the Clone into a computer via the USB Port
When the LEO Gamer is plugged into a USB port it registers as a Arduino Leonardo network interface device. This way you can program the Gamer using the Arduino IDE and associated libraries.
Select Arduino Leonardo as the Board
Inside the Arduino IDE you will need to select the Arduino Leonardo as the board you are using. Go to Tools > Boards > Arduino Leonardo. Make sure a check mark appears next to the Arduino Leonardo.
Select the Correct Serial Port
Make sure you have the serial port where the Leonardo clone is plugged in selected under the Tools > Serial Port menu. On the mac the clone shows up as a USB Modem serial port with a name that changes depending on which physical port is used.
Press The Upload Button!
Press the upload button (Triangle-shaped Play button style)! Or Ctrl-U, or select File -> Upload.