Very basic question

I'm starting at the lowest level of understanding...so a few questions, if the forum will indulge me, Thank you. OK.... I've got a new UNO. I understand that I have to go online and download the compiler and editor etc. They will reside on my computer's hard drive. So...when I want to write a program... Do I have to be online to write a program and download it into the UNO..? AND Would there be a way to down load the library of programs and functions, etc. to my hard drive so that I can use them in my shop while programming...? Problem is...my little shop is next to the house and has no internet access.... and I would hate to move everything to the Big House to program .....and then go back to the shop to run it... D..

dthx: Do I have to be online to write a program and download it into the UNO..?

No.

Would there be a way to down load the library of programs and functions, etc. to my hard drive so that I can use them in my shop while programming...?

Yes.

Versions up to but not including 1.6.3 are highly portable. Just copy / install the files onto any drive. You could put everything you need on a USB drive then carry it with you.

It is all as you would wish.

Download the IDE and libraries that you want then use them away from the Internet.

The basic libraries are part of the IDE. If you need other libraries simply download and add.

Weedpharma

Also: http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries