Getting Adafruit’s Flora working under Ubuntu 13.04

I’ve been trying to get 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

Lastly I added


to /etc/udev/rules/90-flora.rules and restarted udev as outlined in

Sure enough the LED started blinking!