What to do after downloading an *.ino file?
You might find an *.ino file online, download it, and store it somewhere in your projects folder.
In order to open, edit, compile, and upload it to your Arduino you can do one of these things:
If you really want to rebuild what you have found you might also have to
download and install the corresponding libraries
download and store the included files
attach and connect the appertaining hardware
- Start the IDE, use the OPEN from the files menu, navigate to the newly downloaded file.
The IDE will detect the file is not located in a folder habing the same name, and offer you to create one.
- Or before opening the IDE you can create that folder yourself and move the downloaded file inside that folder.
File names, directory names, upper/lower case