Programming using the Arduino IDE

i am having problems finding my board. i can get this far, and it does not find my board

In the Tools > Board menu, select “Boards Manager…” (at the top of the menu).
In the Boards Manager dialog, search for “Pololu A-Star Controllers”.
Select the “Pololu A-Star Controllers” entry in the list, and click the “Install” button.
After the installation finishes, click the “Close” button to close the Boards Manager dialog.
In the Tools > Board menu, select the “Pololu A-Star 32U4” entry. If you do not see your device listed in the Board menu, try restarting the Arduino IDE.


What do you mean when you say the Arduino IDE does not find your board? Could you post a screenshot showing the problem?

Did you receive any errors when using the Boards Manager to add the A-Star board entry in your Arduino IDE? Also, did you add “” to the “Additional Boards Manager URLs” text box in the Preferences dialog of the IDE? Which version of the Arduino IDE are you using?

- Amanda