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Integrated Development Environment - software that allows you to write and compile code. Use the arduino-ide tag for questions about the official Arduino software.

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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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List of Arduino board preprocessor #defines

When one selects a board within Arduino IDE, a preprocessor definition is added to one of the behind-the-scenes files. After a lot of hunting and some good fortune I found that the format of this ...
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Understanding the compilation/linking/upload process (so I don't have to use the IDE)

I have started to play with and arduino UNO quite recently (without any prior experience with micro-controllers). I would like to use emacs instead of the IDE, and I'd also like to know what the IDE ...
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Can I use Visual Studio instead of Arduino IDE?

I think that Visual Studio is a great product! I find the Arduino IDE is limited in its features. For example the Arduino IDE does not have: Code prediction Error highlighting Previews of #define ...
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Access denied when Uploading

I went to upload my sketch to my Uno (r3), but unusually, the Upload Console returned this error: avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "\\.\COM4": Access is denied. Just started seeing this, ...
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Why does the standard Arduino IDE not include the CH341G USB Drivers?

Can anyone explain why the standard Arduino IDE 1.6 distribution does not include support for the popular CH341G USB/serial drivers? I am using these USB/serial chips in several teaching projects for ...
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How to I make the Tx and Rx pins on an ESP-8266-01 into GPIO pins?

When programming an ESP-01 with Arduino IDE, how can I make the Tx and Rx into a generic I/O pins reliably? I think there's a command to swap the Tx and Tx with other pins. I tried serial.swap() but ...
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Can I switch from Arduino IDE to Atmel studio or Visual Micro but still use Arduino library?

If switch from Arduino IDE to Atmel studio or Visual Micro, how to use existing Arduino library? Library serves important function of 'packaging' real and complex hardware (like NRF24L01 radio board)...
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How to program for two Arduinos with different code but share one same .h? [duplicate]

I am now programming for two Arduinos. One is used as Tx and the other is Rx. Of course they are programmed by different codes, but they share some same .h files I programmed(let's say 'share.h'), ...
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Arduino nano stopped working

After programming Arduino Nano with the DIY Headtracker code, after trying to plug the Arduino to the receiver and some time, the LED stops flashing and now it's not recognized by the computer anymore....
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Where is documentation on Arduino's Internal Interrupts?

First time arduino programmer here...however I have programmed the TI MSP430 in the past... I am trying to figure out how to configure internal Interrupt Vectors on this Arduino Uno. In the Arduino ...
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Win10 64bit, IDE 1.8.0 back to IDE 1.6.13 won't compile anything including Blink. 1.6.12 does compile

Arduino: 1.8.0 (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino/Genuino Uno" c:\program files (x86)\arduino\hardware\tools\avr\bin../lib/gcc/avr/4.9.2/../../../../avr/bin/ar.exe: unable to rename 'core\core.a'; reason: ...