Getting Started with Seeeduino Lotus: CH340 driver Installation

Seeeduino Lotus V1 Image
Seeeduino Lotus V1 Image

Getting Started with Seeeduino Lotus: CH340 driver Installation

Are you having trouble installing CH340 Driver in Seeeduino Lotus? Here, I’ll explain how to install CH340 Driver in Seeduino Lotus in simple, easy steps. So let’s get started!

What you'll need:

  • Get a Micro-USB cable. First, you need a Micro-USB cable; an Android Phone’s data cable will do fine.
  • Connect the board. Next, connect the Arduino board to your computer using the USB cable. The green power LED (labeled PWR) should turn on.
    note: You can also check out the new Odyssey X86 and Wio Terminal Dev Boards, also compatible with Arduino.

Good news! This CH340 driver (Seeeduino_Lotus V1.0) is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10.

Seeeduino Lotus CH340 driver Installation Image

Getting Started

First, you need to Install Arduino Software.

Next, launch the Arduino application

Double-click the Arduino IDE application you have previously downloaded.

Launching Arduino Image

Third, open the Blink example

Open the LED blink example sketch: File > Examples >01.Basics > Blink.

Arduino Blink Example Image

After that, select your board. You’ll need to select the entry in the Tools > Board menu that corresponds to your Arduino—selecting a Seeeduino Lotus.

Selecting Seeeduino Lotus Board Arduino Image

Subsequently, select your serial port. Select the serial device of the Arduino board from the Tools | Serial Port menu. This is likely to be COM3 or higher (COM1 and COM2 are usually reserved for hardware serial ports). To find out, you can disconnect your Arduino board and re-open the menu; the entry that disappears should be the Arduino board. Reconnect the board and select that serial port.

Arduino COM36 Port Image

Now, upload the program. Click the “Upload” button in the environment. Wait a few seconds, and if the upload is successful, the message “Done uploading.” will appear in the status bar.

Arduino Software Upload Button Image

A few seconds after the upload finishes, you should see the pin 13 (L) LED on the board start to blink (in orange). If it does, congratulations! You’ve gotten Arduino up-and-running. 

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