Questions tagged [arduino-ide]

This is for questions about the official IDE. The open-source IDE makes it easy to write code and upload it to any Arduino board. It runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.

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ATmega168a Breadboard - can't load via Arduino IDE

I have ATmega168a on a breadboard. I am programming it via the Arduino IDE and a FT232RL USB adapter. When I select my board for 168 and upload, I get the following error: stk500_getsync(): not in ...
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I can't scroll Arduino IDE's example & scketch lists down

I have Arduino IDE 1.0.5 in win7 x64. I have so many library units. A pity that I can't scroll down to my other options. Is it Arduino.exe's problem or something else? How can I add triangle to scroll ...
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Arduino Leonardo Upload issue with ubuntu 14.04

I got a bare conductive board ( which is based on arduino leonardo ) . I was trying to upload a blink sketch using arduion 1.5.7. But its always failing and here is the log. I never work a leonardo ...
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What is arduino_debug.exe for IDE 1.5.6r2?

After installing IDE 1.5.6r2, there are two .exe files, arduino_debug.exe and arduino.exe (which is same name as previously installed IDE 1.0.5).
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Can I change font Color and/or Type for IDE 1.5.6r2?

The program becomes harder to read (at least on my particular monitor) after upgrading. Any way to change font Color to darker color and/or Type to thicker stroke (like B in this question editor) ...
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Now at IDE 1.0.5, should I upgrade to 1.0.6 or 1.5.7 Beta for Pro mini and ATMega2560 use?

Do I need to re-install many libraries (or similar 'house keeping' works)? Is the upgrade straight forward? Apparently, from Arduino web, one need 1.5 BETA series for use with Due. For Pro Mini, UNO ...
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Opening .h and .cpp files from folders other than the sketch folder

My team has a C++ program from another microcontroller that we are moving to Arduino, which is currently divided into two main folders, the sketch and libraries. We want to be able to open some of the ...
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How to enable maximum Dead Code Removal?

I am running out of code and data memory space on ATMega328P. Code size is big as I used several libraries, but, I only use a few functions of those library. Apparently, the default IDE is only ...
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Arduino IDE Unable to detect ZumoMotor.H ( PIXY PET )

recently i trying to make the pixy pet work for my project. (https://learn.adafruit.com/pixy-pet-robot-color-vision-follower-using-pixycam/playing-with-your-pet). I used the given code for the ...
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How does Arduino IDE for mac deal with functions in other files

I'm a longtime C programmer. I've also done a little C++, a little Java, and a LOT of Objective-C, but am fairly new to the Arduino platform and it's IDE. So far all my sketches have had a single ...
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What is the best way to get started?

I am interested in learning about arduino. What is the quickest and cheapest way to find out if this is something I can and want to do?
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Arduino IDE #ifdef

I use my Arduino IDE to either upload my sketch to a Arduino or ATTiny or ATmega328. As you know each device can have a different pinout. Does the Arduino compiler support ifdef, depending on the ...
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Serial.println(): Where is the text printed?

When I used Serial.println() in the code I naively believed I would see the characters that I sent displayed on that little black area just under the interface (just like a terminal). #include <...
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Why is Arduino STINO upload function not working?

I'm using sublime text for editing and modifying my arduino libraries. Sublime text is pretty pretty, useful and embed a very powerfull plugin system. Someone created an Arduino plugin for it. The ...
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Arduino compatible's serial port not showing Mac OSX

I bought an Arduino-compatible Freaduino board atmega8 (I selected the board type as Arduino ng or older atmega8). I installed the Arduino IDE on Mac OS X and the FTDI drivers. But my serial port ...
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How does one build a door motion sensor project with Arduino Uno board to send alerts to an Android Phone? [closed]

What are the materials I will need for the project? We want the project to work like this: When the door is opened, we get an alert to our Android Phone. What is the circuit structure going to look ...
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Arduino IDE crashes without any warning

I'm a beginner in Arduino. I just installed Arduino IDE (arduino-1.0.5-r2-windows) but when I try to run its not responding and crashes after few minutes. I tried re-installing it and removing the ...
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How to add the -F switch for avrdude in Arduino IDE

So, before starting to learn with something else, I'll give it one last try. The avrdude is complaining that the device signature doesn't match. Whatever, I don't care. To me, what's written on it is ...
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What pins should I use when blinking AtTiny13 with arduino IDE?

I'm trying to program AtTiny13 using Arduino IDE. I have connected the atTiny to my PC using USBasp programer. I want to write a simple blink application to test whether it works or not. Which pins ...
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Arduino IDE has no shortcut in openSUSE

I just installed the Arduino IDE in openSUSE 13.1. I am able to open the application using the run dialogue, so I know it has installed. However, there is no way to open the IDE from any application ...
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Adding an Arduino variant into ~/sketchbook and using it from a Makefile

I have a pins_arduino.h file for a given Arduino variant, installed in ~/sketchbook/hardware/attiny/variants/tiny14/pins_arduino.h. The IDE has no problem picking it up if I set the right board type. ...
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Manchester Library Won't Compile for Attiny85

I am creating a wireless sensor using an Attiny85. I want to send the data to an arduino uno, so I purchased the 315mhz rf link kit from spark fun. Since the Attiny85 does not have a TX I decided to ...
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How to reduce serial speed on Arduino bootloader (optiboot) and on the IDE?

I'm debugging a couple of RS232-to-TTL converter boards that I'm trying to use to program my Arduinos and one thing I would like to try would be to reduce the upload serial speed from 115200 to 19200. ...
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C++ vs. The Arduino Language?

What are the advantages of each language when using the Arduino? I'm thinking this is a good general question, but I'll add a bit about why I'm asking if anyone wants to give me a tip. I'm ...
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Arduino program only works when run as root

Uploading simple sketches seems to work when I run the Arduino program as root (sudo). I would like to run it as a regular user. Has anyone faced the same problem before and fixed it? Here is what I ...
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Why does opening the Tools menu take so long?

Every time I open the Tools menu, the IDE freezes for a few seconds. Why is that? It happens on both of my computers, and nothing I do makes a difference in how long it takes. I've tried restarting ...
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Why does my Arduino IDE hang/crash so often?

I've traditionally used a text editor with avr-gcc and makefiles for working with Arduino boards. I'm now trying to develop projects for the wider Arduino user-base, so I am trying to use the Arduino ...
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Why does starting the serial monitor restart the sketch?

If I upload any sketch that sends serial data, I immediately see the TX/RX LEDs flash once the sketch is uploaded. If I then start the serial monitor, the sketch appears to restart. A bare minimum ...
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Why can't I declare a class in another tab in Arduino IDE?

I wanted to move some of my code out into a second tab in the Arduino IDE, to keep things better organised. At first, I only tried moving a function, and it seemed to work fine. I could call the ...
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What are the other IDEs for Arduino?

The basic Arduino IDE lacks a lot of the sophistication present in other IDEs such as code completion, code collapsing, folder organisation, etc. Are there other IDEs that allow programming in C or C++...

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