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oldmactech
11-19-2013, 02:15 PM
Completely new to Arduino world. Son is interested in learning about. Have Teensy 2 and questions about usage on a Mac with 10.9 OSX
Downloaded Arduino software and Teensyduino software-ran the fast blink demo and it worked fine.

1. When I open the Arduino software, there is no reference to the Teensy. Should there be? How can I set it up with no settings?
2. If i have known good good and I insert it in the Arduino software and Verify, I get error messages. Is it related to the setup?
3. Do I get code to the Teensy from the Teensy loader or from the Arduino software? Does it become a .Hex file?

Be gentle please, we know very little about any of this.

Thanks.

JB

PaulStoffregen
11-19-2013, 04:37 PM
1. When I open the Arduino software, there is no reference to the Teensy. Should there be? How can I set it up with no settings?


The Teensyduino installer adds Teensy to the Tools > Boards menu. If you don't see Teensy in that menu, you'll need to run the installer.

http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_download.html




2. If i have known good good and I insert it in the Arduino software and Verify, I get error messages. Is it related to the setup?


I can't see your screen. You need to copy and paste those errors here. Or post a screenshot (shift - command - 3 on a Mac).




3. Do I get code to the Teensy from the Teensy loader or from the Arduino software? Does it become a .Hex file?


When you click Upload in Arduino, assuming you've selected Teensy in Tools > Boards, the Arduino software will turn your program into a .hex file, run the Teensy Loader automatically, which will load it onto your Teensy.