Can I use/install software WITHOUT board?

Hello

I just ordered my Arduino Mega 2560 R3 and was wondering if I can play with the software without the board?

On the site it tells you to: 3 | Connect the board 4 | Install the drivers 5 | Launch the Arduino application

I'm afraid I'll mess up the drivers or something. Should I just wait for my board to arrive?

Thanks! Samba

Yes you can enter sketch code into the IDE or load example sketches without a board being attached, and then just hit verify button rather then upload button. Verify will compile your sketch code and tell you if there are any compiler errors in your code.

Lefty

retrolefty: Yes you can enter sketch code into the IDE or load example sketches without a board being attached, and then just hit verify button rather then upload button. Verify will compile your sketch code and tell you if there are any compiler errors in your code.

Lefty

THANK YOU!!! I specifically wanted to play with code and compile to find errors, this is great!