Getting started: Mac

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  • Select the corresponding download for your Mac OS version:


  • Change your settings to allow identified developers by going to: (Apple Logo) >>> System Preferences...
  • Then go to Security & Privacy.

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  • Click on then Lock icon and enter your credentials to be able to change settings.
  • Under Allow apps download from: select App Store and identified developers
  • Click the Lock icon again to lock and save changes.

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  • Open the downloaded file. A folder will open containing the Microduino IDE and drivers for the hardware.

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  • Open the Drivers folder. Drivers are needed to communicate with the Microduino hardware.

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  • Install ONE of the driver packages:
    • Driver_OS10.3.mpkg if you have Mac OS 10.3 or below.
    • Driver_OS10.4-10.8.mpkg if you have Mac OS 10.4 to Mac OS 10.8.
    • Driver_OS10.9-Newer.mpkg if you have Mac OS 10.9 or newer.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

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  • Once completed. Open the USBTTL-C Install folder. This is another driver that needs to be installed.
  • (Note: The Mac OS X 10.6 or older package does not contain this. Therefore, you can skip this step.)

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  • Open CH34x_Install.pkg. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

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  • Drag the Arduino for application to your Applications folder to install the IDE.

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  • The software is now installed and ready to use. Double-click the application to launch it!

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Microduino / mCookie Setup

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  • Your Mac is trying to recognize the new device. Briefly press the key to the right of your shift key.
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  • A popup will appear saying that your keyboard cannot be recognized. Click "Skip".
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  • Select the keyboard layout for your region (ANSI for most users). Click done.
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Confirm Drivers Installed Successfully


  • Connect Microduino-USBTTL to your computer. Verify that there are available Port options under Tools.
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IMPORTANT: Ensure that mBattery is "ON" by pressing and holding the button. A red LED should be on, which indicates that power is being supplied to the modules.
  • Verify that there are available Port options under Tools.
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Arduino IDE Basics


  • 【Verify】: Checks for errors in the code.
  • 【Upload】: Uploads the program to a MCU.
  • 【Serial Monitor】: Useful in debugging programs.


  • 【Board】: Select the corresponding core module to which the program is being uploaded.
  • 【Processor】: Select the corresponding processor.
  • 【Port】: Select the common USB port.

The Board Types

When using Microduino-Core, select the proper processor for your board:



When using Microduino-Core+, select the proper processor for your board:



When using Microduino-CoreUSB or mCookie-CoreUSB, select Microduino-CoreUSB:



Uploading Code

  1. Select board type and processor.
  2. Select the port.
  3. Click upload.