Installation instructions

This is the guide from last year (2020). For this year (2021) please go here for instructions.

Quick install

Download the complete zip-file for an installation in Windows here. Extract the zip-file (this is important, if you do not do this, installation will fail; help on how to extract a zip-file), then start the installation:

For a quick, fast install of all parts use the script install.bat (for Windows): Start it by double-clicking install.bat.

If it appears not everything is installed the first time, you can run the script again. It will try to install missing parts again. If it still fails, send us a screenshot with the install window open via the chat.

If you get a warning from Windows Security (eg. “Windows Protected your PC”) click the link “More info” to resolve this. More help here.

Below you find a list of software you need for the course ‘Application Development’ (part of module 4 of Industrial Design). If you do a manual install, install them in the order listed and read the information on this page carefully. If you used the script install.bat to do the install (only for Windows), then all parts should have been installed properly. In that case you do not need the info below.

  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE), version 241 (or higher)
  • Java Development Kit (JDK), version 13
  • Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
  • Arduino IDE software

Continue to the section “Install instructions for a manual install” if you want to install these yourself or if something went wrong. Install the programs in the order as they are presented here.

Mac & Linux users

Mac & Linux users can download the software via the links below and install them.

Make sure you allow installations from anywhere, not just from the Mac App Store and identified developers. You can view or change this setting under “Security & Privacy” in your System Preferences.

Install instructions for a manual install

Use these instructions only if the quick-install did not work. Or one or more applications failed to install.

Java Development Kit (JDK)

Browse to the folder where you extracted the ZIP-file (if you did not extract the ZIP-file do that first!).
Browse to the folder ‘Java’.
Double click on the downloaded installer (eg. the .pkg file or jdk-13.0.2_windows-x64_bin.exe)
The wizard will install the JDK. It is possible the JRE is included, then another wizard will be launched to install it. In that case you may skip the next step. Go through both wizards and end with ‘Close’.

Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Browse to the folder where you extracted the ZIP-file (if you did not extract the ZIP-file do that first!).
Browse to the folder ‘Java’.
Double click on the downloaded installer (eg. the .pkg file or jre-8u241-windows-x64.exe)
The wizard will install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Go through the wizard and end with ‘Close’.


Eclipse can be executed without further installation. But, make sure the folder from the extracted ZIP-file is moved to a permanent location.
So, move that folder to "C:\Users\XXXXXXXXX" (instead of XXXXXXXXX use your username).
Next, open the folder and right-click the file ‘eclipse.exe’ and choose “Send to > Desktop (create shortcut)”.
This will create a shortcut on the Desktop which can be used to start the program.

The first time you start Eclipse, you will be asked to create a Workspace. That’s the folder which will contain all your programming projects.
Use the Browse button to navigate to a folder of your choice, e.g. inside the Documents-folder. Then, click “Make New map” and type a name, eg. ‘Eclipse’. Check the option “Use this as the default …”. Press Ok.
After Eclipse is started you will see the Welcome-screen. You may close that (after reading). Eclipse is now ready for use.

Check if Eclipse installed properly

Check if Eclipse is available in the folder C:\Users\xxxxxxx\Eclipse (xxxxxxx = the username of your computer). For Dutch language it might be C:\Gebruikers\xxxxxxx\Eclipse

If it is there, it is installed fine. If there is no shortcut on your Desktop, right-click Eclipse.exe in that folder and choose Sent to > Desktop (create shortcut).

Then you can use the shortcut on the Desktop to start it.

Arduino IDE

Start the installation by double clicking arduino-1.8.12-windows.exe from the folder “Arduino”.

Removal of applications

Most of the applications can be removed via the normal uninstall procedure of Windows (for Windows 10: via Settings > System > Apps & Features; select the application and click ‘Remove’). Eclipse can be removed by simply removing these two folders:


(replace XXXXXXXXX with your username)

Please be aware that other applications may depend on Java.