Application Development: Installation instructions

Quick install

Download the complete zip-file for an installation in Windows here. Extract the zip-file and 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.

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.

Continue to the section "Install instructions for a manual install" if you want to install these yourself. Install the programs in the order as they are presented here.

Mac users

Mac 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 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 jdk-8u172-windows-x64.exe
The wizard will install the JDK and Java Runtime Environment (JRE), for the latter, a second wizard might be started.
Go through both wizards 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 the 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. 'EclipseWorkspace'. 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.

Arduino IDE

Start the installation by double clicking arduino-1.8.5-windows.exe from the folder "Arduino".

After the installation is finished, copy the libraries:
Browse to the folder "Arduino\libraries" and copy its contents to your Documents\Arduino\libraries folder.

Arduino libraries
We will be using a set of libraries for the course Application Development. You can download that set here. Extract the zip-file and copy it's content to the folder Documents\Arduino\libraries. Additional help on installing libraries is available here

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.