Updating your ARTIK Board
New to IoT? Once you have your ARTIK board unboxed and running, you're ready to jump right into the Tutorials, which we suggest you do right away! Come back here once you're ready to start development on a project, and read this excellent primer on package management systems.
Seasoned Developer or ready to delve deeper? If you are starting project development, now is a good time to make sure you have the latest firmware and software available.
Updated module firmware. You'll first want to install the latest ARTIK image.
Network connection. The next step will be to establish network connectivity, typically over Wi-Fi.
Upgrade installed packages. Now you're ready for the latest software updates. Typing
into your terminal screen will get you going.
Install IDE on your chosen platform. You'll probably want to develop on a host PC. Platforms such as the Arduino IDE and Eclipse IDE are great choices. Go to the Software Tools (IDE) article to get started.
API access. If you plan to use the ARTIK API, it gets included automatically when you install the Eclipse IDE. But if you choose another development environment, you will need to follow a manual procedure.
Add additional packages. You'll next want to add other software using the
dnfpackage installer. We've included instructions throughout the articles about what packages you'd need for a specific feature (like adding Node-RED as we describe it in the MQTT articles).