Install and Setup MKR GSM 1400 In Arduino IDE

Arduino has started shipping its latest MKR board focusing on IOT development that integrates GSM module to arduino, I will explain how to install Arduino GSM MKR 1400 Board in Arduino IDE.

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Step 1 – Arduino IDE Download

Download latest Arduino IDE from the official website.

Click on the below link to download Arduino IDE


Step 2 – Installing Board in Arduino IDE

Now Start Arduino IDE. Wait for a few moments and the IDE will open up.

Go to File > Preferences

And Add the following link in “Additional Boards Manager URLs”

Now go to Tools > Boards > Boards Manager

Here on the top, you will see a search box. There, you type ‘Zero’, filter the results and you will see ‘Arduino SAMD Boards’ which contains Arduino GSM 1400.

Click on the install button and it will automatically add board information to the IDE.

Step 3 – Test

Once the installation is complete, you can check whether the board is installed or not by checking the boards list.

Go to Tools>Boards and there you will see Arduino MKR GSM 1400

Step 4 – First Code Upload

Copy the below code and paste it in the IDE

void setup() {
pinMode(6, OUTPUT);

void loop()

 digitalWrite(6, HIGH); 
 digitalWrite(6, LOW); 

This is a simple code to blink your onย  board LED. Now connect the board to your computer, select the board and port to which it is connected and click on upload button.

This will compile and upload the code to the board. When the upload is finished, the on board LED will start to blink.

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