Step-by-step Tutorial

Step 1: Download Arduino IDE

Download the latest version of Arduino IDE from the Arduino Official website and unzip the file.
IDE for Windows

Step 2: Install the Arduino IDE

Connect the KeKePad to your computer by a MicroUSB cable, if your computer OS is MAC OSX, just unzip the file and move it to the Applications folder and launch it.
If you are using Windows, you need to install the drivers:
A: Double click the Arduino… .exe and start to install.

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B: Open your Windows “Device Manager”, under the “Other Device” you will see the LilyPad Arduino USB, right click on it and choose the “Update Driver Software” option, choose the “Browse my computer for Driver software” option.
C: Navigate to the “Drivers” folder of the Arduino and click next step to finish the installation of drivers.

Step 3 Blink KeKePad

When the IDE environment installation is finished, you can upload codes to KeKePad and start to use it, but for the first step, you can upload the example blink sketch to test the KeKePad.
◎ Navigate to the blink sketch File > Examples >01.Basics > Blink;
◎Choose the board name “LilyPad Arduino USB” (KeKePad is fully compatible with it) and choose the right Serial Port:
A: Tools > Board and choose LilyPad Arduino USB
B: Serial Port > Choose COM with “LilyPad Arduino USB”
C: Upload the sketch


Mac OSX:
A: Tools > Board and select LilyPad Arduino USB
B: Serial Port > Choose the port with “usbmodem” inside.
C: Upload the sketch

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Arduino port mac

When the uploading is finished, the onboard LED marked with “USER” will blink.

Step 4 Power the KeKePad

You can power KeKePad either from the Micro-USB port or from the BAT_IN port, but in projects, it’s better to use the BAT_IN port and power the board by Ke Cables.
You can use coin cell batteries, we have the battery holder: Ke Coin Cell Battery Holder .

Ke Power
The Ke Coin Cell Battery Holder is suitable for one CR2032 battery or two CR2016. It has a standard Ke Connector, so just connect it to KeKePad BAT_IN port to power it.

The capacity of coin cell battery is too small, so many makers prefer the rechargeable Li-Polymer batteries. Our Ke Li-Po Charger is for these applications.

Connect the Li-Po battery to BAT IN port on Li-Po charger, then connect its SYS OUT port to BAT_IN port on KeKePad. When charging the battery, please switch off the power supply to KeKePad. You can also use the Ke Switch/Adapter board to connect the Li-polymer battery to KeKePad directly.

Step 5 Connect a module to KeKePad

To help makers create imaginative projects, we developed a series of tiny sensors and actuator modules. Connection and wiring for KeKePad platform is very easy, please refer to Introduction of KeKePad and find out the ports compatible for the modules.


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