Installing the Bean software for the first time?

You'll need to follow some special instructions to get started.

The Bean loader app for OS X relies on the Arduino IDE to compile your Arduino sketches and program the Bean. To install the app on OS X, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Arduino software and install
  2. Download the OS X Bean loader app below and install

After downloading, please update your Bean’s firmware—this fixes some of the bugs that cause sketch uploads to fail. For more information, check out the Getting Started guide. If you run into any issues, try our helpful Troubleshooting tips.

Interested in making an awesome Arduino project with your Bean?

Try out one of these fun and easy examples!