To install the desktop version of the KniwwelinoBlockly:

  1. Download the latest release:
  2. Unzip it somewhere on your PC. Preferable to C: because the path length could become a problem.
  3. Browse the Kniwwelino\KniwwelinoBlockly folder.
  4. Run the file KniwwelinoBlockly_run.bat
  5. Now the KniwwelinoBlockly should start.
  6. Go to Edit > Preferences and change:
    1. The compiler location to the folder to the Kniwwelino\arduino-1.8.5 and select the arduino_debug.exe.
    2. Select the COM port of your Kniwwelino. See next section for instructions how to do this.
    3. Choose your preferred language.

Find the COM port of your Kniwwelino

Do the following steps to find out the COM port of your Kniwwelino:

  1. Plug your Kniwwelino to your PC.
  2. Open the device manager (through the control panel or search for it in the Windows search box)
  3. Check the entry USB-SERIAL CH340 listed under Ports (COM & LPT). The COM port number is written in parentheses behind.

Installing the CH340g driver

In case you don't find a new serial device in the Device Manager after plugging a Kniwwelino to your PC. You should install the driver that is included in the downloaded folder of the KniwwelinoBlockly.

Depending on your account rights you maybe have to start CH341SER.EXE as an administrator.

After launching a window like this should open and by pressing the install button the driver will be installed.