How To Install Arduino IDE 1.6.6 on Ubuntu Systems

As you may know, Arduino IDE is a free, open-source IDE software developed by the Arduino Team for those that want to create DIY, Arduino-based projects.

The latest version available is Arduino IDE 1.6.6, which brings a massive list of changes.

Installation instructions:

The easiest way to install up to date Arduino IDE packages on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems is to use the Ubuntu Make installation tool.

You have to add the Ubuntu Make PPA, update the local repository index, install ubuntu-make and run the umake command for installing arduino:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make
$ sudo umake ide arduino

Optional, to remove Arduino IDE, do:

$ umake ide arduino --remove
$ sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-make

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