Setting up your Arduino

The process for setting up your Arduino may be different depending on the computer you are using. You can download the Arduino software for your personal computer here

Macintosh

Go to Tools >> Serial Port >> then the port beginning with /dev/cu.usbmodem...

Windows

Selecting a port requires an extra step with Windows. The port does not say whether it is connected to the Arduino, so you will have to go the device manager to find which port to connect to. You can find the device manager by searching for it in Start. Then select Ports to display the list of ports. In this example, the Arduino is connected to COM18.
In the Arduino IDE, select Tools >> Ports >> The number that your Arduino is connected to.