Getting Adafruit’s Flora working under Ubuntu 13.04

I’ve been trying to get http://learn.adafruit.com/getting-started-with-flora/blink-onboard-led working and had a few issues getting the Flora working with the Arduino IDE under Ubuntu / Linux.

Initially I had a bad mini-usb cable, which I diagnosed by checking dmesg when plugging the cable in and sure enough nothing registered. Once I found a working cable, I needed to download version 1.04 of the Arduino IDE then follow the instructions in kkolbo’s zip at http://forums.adafruit.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=39012#p193104.

Lastly I added

SUBSYSTEMS==”usb”,ATTRS{idVendor}==”239a”,ATTRS{idProduct}==”0004″,MODE=”0660″,GROUP=”plugdev”,ENV{ID_MM_DEVICE_IGNORE}=”1″
SUBSYSTEMS==”usb”,ATTRS{idVendor}==”239a”,ATTRS{idProduct}==”8004″,MODE=”0660″,GROUP=”plugdev”,ENV{ID_MM_DEVICE_IGNORE}=”1″

to /etc/udev/rules/90-flora.rules and restarted udev as outlined in http://matthewarcus.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/fun-with-flora/

Sure enough the LED started blinking!