If you’ve worked with Arduinos, the first thing that catches your attention when you have in your hands a Galileo, is that it requires an external power to operate. And also far more firmware updates are available there that for a model of Arduino.
So the first thing you should do is update the firmware to the latest version available (it is not mandatory, but it is 100% recommended). It can be downloaded from here. Once downloaded, you must unzip the package and now we can start the firmware upgrade.
Before opening the IDE, it is important to connect the power to the Arduino and when the Power Indicator led turns green connect the USB to the computer in the USB Clientport. (You have 2 usbs, care to use the correct)
Once connected, we need to open the IDE of Galileo (which is very similar to the Arduino). In the location we put galileo files, launch the app [arduino.exe ]
And Yes, it is the Arduino IDE and although we can see that it is ready for a few different boards
At this time we must select the type plate and the serial port to which it is connected. If you want to know to which COM port is connected the Galileo, you can help this post I wrote a while ago.
And now comes the time to update the firmware, select options [Help / / Galileo Firmware Update] and ready!
Beware, this takes a couple of minutes and is very important to not get the power or USB of the Galileo.
When it finishes the process only we have a Message Box, confirming that the process has gone correctly.
Now restart the Galileo and it is now ready to work.
Note: Then when you have finished some more posts, I will add one of the reason of the compatilbidad in Galileo and Arduino.
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Software Downloads for Intel Galileo, http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/downloads-and-documentation.html#galileosoftware