The Arduino Area Popup menu has these options:

  • Arduino on Left - display the picture of the Arduino on the left and the Program window on the right
  • Legend - display the digital pin legend on the top right of the Arduino picture
  • Show Volts - this option allows for the analog number to be displayed as volts in the format x.xx (accurate to 0.01V)
  • Minimize - turn off the Tool bar and menu to make the Arduino picture as minimal as possible. the program can be resized to then only show the Arduino picture and the Title (which shows the sketch name).


  • Load Sketch - load a sketch into the program window - useful in minimize mode
  • Input/Output - show the input/output window - useful in minimize mode


  • Uno - set the Arduino board to a Uno type
  • Due
  • Papilio - great value FPGA platform for under $50
  • Esplora
  • Mega - set the Arduino board to a Mega type
  • Mega 75% - same as above but with a small picture to fit most laptop screens
  • Leonardo
  • LilyPad - wearable Arduino
  • Nano
  • Uno32 - Microchip Chipkit - a copy of the Arduino Uno but running a Micrchip 32bit processor
  • Yun - Arduino Yun
  • Other - configure your own board