Detailed install macOS

These instructions are for macOS 10.15.7.

Check if you have Java

  • Enter ‘java -version’ in a terminal window.
  • Any version 11 and above is good, and you can go straight to Installing Brainbuilder
    Java version

Install java

  • Go to AdoptJDK: to download the latest release (OpenJDK11, Hotspot JVM)
  • Leave the pre-selected defaults as they are
  • If you have Java applications running, you will be prompted to close the applications that have files in use
  • After setup has completed, click Finish. Check again if you now have Java 11.

Looking up the device name for your development board

  • In a terminal window:

    ls -l /dev/tty.usb*

  • This will show a device name that looks like /dev/tty.usbserial-[STRING] or /dev/tty.usbmodem-[STRING]

Installing BrainBuilder

  • Download the latest version of BrainBuilder from the BrainBuilder download page

    Download page

  • Unzip the downloaded file to a directory of your choosing

    BrainBuilder folder

  • In a terminal window, start

  • Create a shortcut to if you want

    Miscellaneous components