I am brand new to the arduino world. I am trying to create this project.
i have the woodworking part mostly done and have moved on to the electronics. This is the arduino I purchased, based on the recommendation of the video creator.
I downloaded the mac software here. I am on a mac airbook on Mac OS High Sierra. I have the arduino plugged into my usb port on my mac and the LEDs on the board are blinking.
In tools-->ports I am only seeing serial ports which is gray and the bluetooth connection, no usb port.
I tried on an old windows 8 laptop and Tools--> ports is gray. If I try Tools--> Get board info, it tells me to select a port. I tried compiling the program and it gives me an error with no board on com 1. I have Board set to Arduino Nano, Processor ATmega328P.
Again, I see the lights on on the board. I am using a cable I had laying around for a while, not sure if there is an update to the cable type that I need to have, but I assume if the lights are on that it is ok?
Any help is appreciated.