Install Arduino on Linux ARM Device


Arduino IDE 1.8.X. Now called Arduino IDE Legacy, based on the Java and Python Frameworks.
Arduino IDE 2.X has not been released for ARMhf/ARM64 Linux, based on the Electron and Javascript/Typescript Frameworks.

Use this to flash your code to Arduino microprocessors.
To run: Menu -> Programming -> Arduino IDE.
To run in a terminal: arduino

Fortunately, Arduino is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Arduino.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
Arduino will run on either an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS or ARM64 OS.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Arduino

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Arduino.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Programming category.

Now scroll down to find Arduino in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Arduino for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at