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SuperEasy-A4S is a program I developed to make it simple to hook an Arduino up to Scratch V2. It removes the need to use the Arduino IDE, Arduino code and command-line tools, requiring the user to just press 3 buttons in turn. The SuperEasy-A4S program I created simply works as a launcher for a couple of different command line programs. The first is a program that compiles and uploads program code to Arduinos. The second is an extension for Scratch 2 that allows it to communicate with Arduino boards using Firmata. This extension consists of a Java server that Scratch connects to over HTTP and which communicates with an Arduino board over USB serial. I created the program because the young users of Scratch can find using the command-line difficult, may not know how to find which COM port an Arduino board is attached as and has may have little idea about how to upload code to an Arduino. As a result, the program allows users who are not very technologically literate to use an Arduino in Scratch.