setting up ramps and ardiuno

hi can you guys give me an overview of the steps needed to set up my ramps and arduino. As in I know I need to put the driver chips on and then adjust them for voltage, should this be done with the steppers pluged in or not. What needs to be downloaded to set up the arduino and any other software needed to be downloaded.

You can adjust drivers voltage without steppers connected. Don’t connect or disconnect the steppers with the power on!

To flash the firmware in the Arduino, you’ll need Arduino IDE from here:

I think if you are not familiarized with arduino, you have to search for a quick tutorial.

Like this (don’t configure, just download preconfigured marlin from