Setting up Pololu Zumo 32u4 with arduino ide Mac OSX


I’m setting up my environment for development, and following the instructions, I cannot work out how to get the board driver into my Arduino IDE environment on the Mac.

In the setup guides, the instructions and drivers are only shown for windows.

Is OSX supported, and if so where do i download the board info?


Slight update - I am able to upload code to the board using ‘Arduino Yun’ as the board.

Would still like to know if this is recommended or if there is a way to get the right board.


There is no Mac OS X driver for the Zumo 32U4 robot. However, you should still download the “A-Star Software and Drivers” and follow the steps listed under the “Programming using the Arduino IDE” section of the Pololu Zumo 32U4 Robot User’s Guide to add the “Pololu A-Star 32U4” board entry to the Arduino IDE on your Mac.

The Zumo 32U4 is similar enough to the Arduino Yun (and Arduino Leonardo) that you can program the Zumo as an Arduino Yun (or Arduino Leonardo), as we mention near the bottom of the “Programming using the Arduino IDE” section of the user’s guide.

- Amanda

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Many thanks Amanda. That fixed it!