- Click the Apple menu, and select About this Mac.
- Verify that your Mac is running OSX 10.10 or newer.
- Download SimpleIDE for Mac (offsite)
- Find the SimpleIDE...MacOS package in your Downloads folder and run it.
- IMPORTANT: For best results with the Propeller C Tutorials, accept all defaults including driver installation.
- Restart your computer once the installation has completed, before connecting your board.
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Connect your Board & Run a Test Program
- Run SimpleIDE from the Launchpad, or from Users -> Your_Username -> Applications.
- Allow SimpleIDE to create a workspace (if prompted).
- Connect your Propeller Activity Board or other Propeller board to your computer's USB port with a USB A to Mini-B cable or USB A to Micro-B cable.
- Wait for your computer to detect and display a COM port for your board (upper right corner of SimpleIDE window).
- If your Propeller board is not USB-powered, connect a power supply now.
- If your Propeller board has a power switch, turn it on.
If your board has a 3-position switch, you can set it to 1 or 2. 1 will power the microcontroller and the sockets alongside the white breadboard. 2 will also power the 3-pin headers above the breadboard.
- Click the Run with Terminal button, and verify that the "Hello!" message appears.
- You should update your Learn folder to ensure you're using the most up-to-date libraries and code. Please go to Update Your Learn Folder for instructions on how to update.
QuickStart Rev A Note: “Error: load fail” messages are occasionally seen when using the QuickStart Rev A with the SimpleIDE programming software. To remedy this, insert a 10 k-ohm pull-up resistor into the Accessory Socket as shown below. This is not necessary with QuickStart Rev B boards.