The Arduino Web Editor is web-based, so it can be accessed through any web browser. This means that the code you store there can be read, edited, and verified easily. But if you want to upload your code to your board, the Arduino Web editor will need to communicate from your web browser, with your operating system, and then with the computer's own USB port. This is done through the Arduino Create Agent, which you will need to have installed in your computer.
The Create Agent is supported on:
- Windows, macOS and Linux
The new Apple Silicon Macs released in November 2020, like the new MacBook Pro 13", MacBook Air and Mac mini models with the Apple M1 chip are currently NOT supported by the Create Agent.
- Chrome OS
- To install the agent on other systems you will have to compile it yourself. You can find the agent's source code on GitHub. If you are compiling for Raspberry Pi you can consult this tutorial written by our developers.
Follow the steps in the Arduino Create Agent installation guide to set it up.