John Strong of StrongWare sent me an Arduino Nano to experiment with, and I was puzzled when it would not appear as a Port in the Arduino IDE. All I could select was “dev/cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port”.
I never had to install special drivers for Arduino on Mac before (but do on a PC) but I did some searching and decided to try the FTDI drivers (most recent release from 2015). No luck.
I then decided to try my UNO. I couldn’t find it, and had to open a brand new one up. It was also not recognized.
After some searching, I found out that many clone Arduino are using a different USB-to-Serial chip, and need special drivers. The “official” ones (from a Chinese website!) cause a kernel panic due to a bug in the current release.
I found this:
These drivers work and I now can use this clone Arduino Nano:
I hope this helps someone else not waste an hour like I had to tonight to find this ;-)