Installing the Bean Software for the first time?

Use these special instructions to get started with Windows or Mac OS X.

The Bean loader apps rely on the Arduino IDE to compile your Arduino sketches and program the Bean.

To install the app on Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Arduino IDE for Windows and install
  2. Download the Bean Loader from the Windows Store
  3. Or by searching for the Bean Loader in the Windows Store

To install the app on Mac OS X, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Arduino software, extract and install.
  2. Download the Bean Loader for OS X below and install.

The Bean can also be programmed (and updated) directly from iOS!

After downloading, be sure to update your Bean’s firmware right away.

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!