[SOLVED] No Arduino Due Available in IDE

So, I just got an Arduino Due from here:

At least, I think it is an Arduino Due! It says "Arduino Due" on the surface of the board its self. Keep in mind, I have NO prior experience with this board so sorry if this is a dumb question!

Anyways, under Tools > Board, I see no Arduino Due. I see Arduino "Duelimanove/Decima" but no Arduino Due. Are these the same thing?

So, when uploading a sketch, I am wondering what settings I should use for the board. Like, what should I put under Tools > Board. Is the processor "Atmega328" or "Atmega168"? Which one should I use?

When I plug in the board, a port does show up, and the lights on the baord go on. However, I cannot upload a sketch to the board (programmer out of sync). Sometimes, the IDE just lags and lags and won't finish uploading.

When I select the port and click "Get Board Info" it says the board is unidentified.

I really need help! Sorry if this is a nooby question! :o
Thanks in advance! :slight_smile:

-SQ

You didn't say which version of the IDE you are running. It matters... A lot.

Did you read the Due getting started guide?

Read it carefully, everything you need is there. Especially the part about IDE versions, drivers and cores.

avr_fred:
You didn't say which version of the IDE you are running. It matters... A lot.

Did you read the Due getting started guide?

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/ArduinoDue

Read it carefully, everything you need is there. Especially the part about IDE versions, drivers and cores.

I think I am using the latest IDE. Is that a problem?

Try IDE 1.6.5. My boards work with that version.

. I see Arduino "Duelimanove/Decima" but no Arduino Due. Are these the same thing?

No.

Like, what should I put under Tools > Board. Is the processor "Atmega328" or "Atmega168"?

You should select the Due board. If there is no selection then check that the IDE is installed correctly.

Hi,
The IDE version is printed in the top left hand corner of the frame.

Very early versions do not have the DUE because the DUE was available then.

Tom... :slight_smile:

TomGeorge:
Hi,
The IDE version is printed in the top left hand corner of the frame.

Very early versions do not have the DUE because the DUE was available then.

Tom... :slight_smile:

2trillion:
Try IDE 1.6.5. My boards work with that version.

I have two copies of Arduino IDE. One is in my Applications folder (it's the main one I use) and the other is in my Downloads folder. (I just got it a few days ago)

The one in my Applications folder is version 1.6.5
The one in my Downloads folder is version 1.8.0

Both of them do not list Arduino Due! THIS IS MADNESS! WHAT BLACK MAGIC IS AT WORK HERE?

I really need to get this board working. What should I do?

Hi,
Have you installed the one in your downloads folder?
IDE page.
IDEpage.jpg
Did you scroll down far enough and select, Due Programming Port

Tom… :slight_smile:

TomGeorge:
Hi,
Have you installed the one in your downloads folder?
IDE page.
IDEpage.jpg
Did you scroll down far enough and select, Due Programming Port

Tom… :slight_smile:

I am on a Mac. Is that still the same?
Thanks for the help so far, though!
-SQ

stupid-questions:
I am on a Mac. Is that still the same?
Thanks for the help so far, though!
-SQ

I GOT IT! I had to Download the board from the "Board Maneger." I'm using Arduino IDE 1.8

Thanks so much for the help!