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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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Warning when verifying sketch with VS code

I use Visual Studio Code to develop for arduino which uses Arduino Studio installed files and needs the installation to work. This works very well. Annoying is that when verifying a sketch it takes ...
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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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Can I use notepad++ for writing sketches?

Before I install the Arduino IDE, I was just wondering whether I could just use notepad++ to write the files and move them into correct location. I assume notepad++ doesn't support Arduino code, but I ...
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Is it possible to upload a program from a tablet?

Is there any easy way to upload a program/sketch from an iPad or Android tablet without adding extra an shield (Bluetooth or Wi-Fi)? If not, can it be done using shield? Which shield is preferred? ...
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Is it possible to upload previously compiled binary?

I have a number of sketches that I keep wanting to load into the Arduino but I don't necessarily need to recompile them because I haven't changed anything since the last compile. Since the compile ...
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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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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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Arduino screws up trivial program involving enum

Behold this insanity: enum WhatArduinoIs { Easy, But, Insane, Obsolete, And, Far, Worse, Than, mBed }; void TellMe(WhatArduinoIs pls) { } void setup() { } void loop() { } I'm pretty good at C++, ...
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Is there a way to detect if Arduino, Stino or another IDE/toolchain is in use?

I've noticed some irritating differences between the Arduino IDE and Stino (mainly around including certain header files). These are likely bugs that need following up with one or both of the parties, ...
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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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How to simply close a tab?

How can one close a tab in the Arduino IDE? There is a Tab button (little triangle) with the Option "Delete"(kind of misleading term). There is no "Close" option. And the "Delete" option doesnt do the ...
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How do I debug on-chip with Arduino?

Though an emulator is quite useful for debugging code that has no side effects, most real-world applications include some circuitry besides the Arduino. If a microcontroller on an Arduino had a JTAG ...
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Collection of functions for arduino IDE

I am having troubles creating a collection of functions to be used in Arduino sketches and libraries. What I want is not a class, but simply a group of functions which do not require an object to be ...
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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 debug an Arduino sketch on a Mac?

I have 2 Lowpowerlab WaterMote's talking to each other using the 'out of the box' pre-installed sketch that just confirm they're talking to each other. I verified this by opening a COM connection and ...
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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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What's the difference between #define and const int when declaring a pin? [duplicate]

Over the course of my Arduino usage and learning, I've noticed that in some sketches people use the #define command to declare pins, while some others simply use const int for the same. My question ...
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Is there alternative to arduino IDE program ESP8266 and ESP32 with arduino toolchain? [closed]

I use ESP8266 and ESP32 with arduino toolchain rather than pure arduino hardware. Arduino IDE is standard and proven but what are the other IDE and advantage/disadvantage ?
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Are there any alternatives to Tinkercad Circuits that is PC application based instead of web app based?

I have been using Tinkercad's Circuits web application to create my Arduino circuits and apply my Arduino code (c++) for testing. Despite the amazing product they have and the fact it's free, I find ...
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“Stand-alone” serial monitor

I usually use Platformio as IDE for my Arduino projects. I like it as an editor, but I don't like its serial monitor feature. So I often open the Arduino IDE in background to use its serial monitor, ...
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How to use C Libraries for Arduino code

I have a code in Visual studio that I want to implement in Arduino. But there is a problem. Many libraries usable in Visual Studio aren't usable in the Arduino IDE. How can I use them in my Arduino ...
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Use std::list in Arduino programming

When trying to compile #include <list> std::list<byte> l = { 7, 5, 16, 8 }; in the Arduino IDE (with ATtinyCore for ATtiny4313), I get this message: error: list: No such file or ...
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Arduino Uno 3: Stuck at 'uploading…' sketches

I was playing around with my Arduino Uno R3 board with Sublime Text 2 & 'Stino' as IDE I am not sure if it is my code is the problem or if I broke something... I pressed upload while another ...
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Visual Studio integration with Arduino

I use Visual Studio 2015 extensively for work, so it would seem like a logical choice for getting started with Arduino programming (though my C/C++ is rusty, that may take some time to get back). From ...
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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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Trying to track down macro or #define values, possibly in arduino preprocessor

In reading various code I stumble across symbols that seem to be the result of #define or other macro like symbols that I cannot find just by tracking through the code ( including its chain, if any, ...
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How does the build process in Arduino IDE work for ESP8266

How does the build process for esp8266 work in arduino IDE. Arduino ide uses avr-gcc to compile programs For atmel micro controllers. Does it uses same for compiling programs for esp8266?
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How do I change number and bracket colors in the arduino IDE?

I recently personalized my arduino IDE (changed the background color, input text color, etc....) by going into the theme.txt file and replacing some hexadecimal values. I made the background black and ...
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I am facing a problem of firing multiple interrupts on nodemcu 1.0 on single rising edge pulse.what is problem and what are the solutions?

I am working on a project which involves counting the drops falling in a drip chamber of a IV fluid gravity based therapy bottle(saline bottle).I am using IR trans-receiver at the drip chamber to ...
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Custom boards list

Is there a simple way to create or modify my boards list? I find having a full library listing confusing. I have about 6 boards I program regularly, but using the listings from the board manager gives ...
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What is the correct way to create large project files?

I am currently working on a 10x10 RGB LED screen (using Neopixels from Adafruit) and my project files are starting to get rather large. I have several different devices used in this project: The LED ...
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Issue with adding a library: No such file or directory

I downloaded a Library called "Morse" which I got from the Arduino website: http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/LibraryTutorial (all the way at the bottom of the page there is a link called Morse.zip) And ...
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problems with Blue Pill (stm32f103c8t6) direct register manipulation

I'm trying to access registers but I keep getting the "was not declared in this scope" error message. I'm currently using the STM32F1xx boards from http://dan.drown.org/stm32duino/...
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Using the TimedAction library

I need to make use of the TimedAction library for a project. The Arduino website gave an example of how to use this library which you can see here: #include <TimedAction.h> //this initializes ...
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Using Visual Studio Code with Arduino

I'm trying to figure out how you can work with multiple sketches using Visual Studio Code and the Arduino. Let's say I have three projects that I want to actively develop. Motors.ino ...
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Error with libraries after setting up Code::blocks to work as an arduino IDE

I followed this guide: http://arduinodev.com/guide-to-arduino-development-environment-codeblocks/ Everything seemed to work until I compiled the example code: #include <Arduino.h> /* Turns ...
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Using embedXcode with Adafruit Trinket

I'm trying to get set up to develop for the Adafruit Trinket on a Mac running the OS X El Capitan beta (10.11.2 beta) with Xcode and embedXcode. I've got the Arduino IDE downloaded from arduino.cc ...
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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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Porting code from Arduino IDE to other IDEs - expected code size reduction

Could I realistically be expecting some 25% - 50% code size reduction if I abandoned Arduino IDE's framework and moved to something more rudimentary such as AVR Studio ? I am using the EEPROM, Timer1 ...
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#ifdef / #include CPP issue

I'm developing a sketch which I need to run on an Uno (for debug) and a Gemma (as the target). Adafruit has their own Wire library (TinyWireM) which I was planning on using on the Gemma. Thus, I was ...
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How do arrays work?

It's been days now I'm trying to figure out how arrays work in Arduino IDE. For better understanding, I assembled some pieces of code I found here and there to write this sketch: #define arrayLength(...
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Write your own program to control Arduino Uno

Is it possible to write a program to control the Arduino Uno, without using the Arduino IDE?
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Is it possible to reduce the size of this program to 1KB

I want to use attiny13 in my project but this program is going over 1KB void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); delay(2000); Serial.println("AT+CMGF=1"); delay; } void loop() { for (int i=0 ;i &...
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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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Fancy Arduino IDE [duplicate]

Do you know an IDE that is Arduino compatible, with: Black background; white hurts my eyes. Some auto completion features maybe? And also one that lets you minimise brackets. Xcode like. A better ...
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Alternative IDE for compiling and running arduino code?

I am not super experienced with c++ and I know that the syntax for C++ and the code written/compiled by the arduino IDE are slightly different. I would like to be able to write code, compile it the ...
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2 way communication between Arduino with XBee and Computer

I have an Arduino Uno with a Wireless SD Shield and XBee S1 and a PC with another XBee S1 connected to it. What I'm after is for me to be able to send a message from my computer and receive a message ...
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How to avoid report of unsuitable sketch names?

I bought a kit of 37 sensors for Arduino, and downloaded all the example sketches. Now, when I try to start up the Arduino IDE I get a lot of frustrating messages like this: ... and I have to ...
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How to install several IDE version on my PC

How can i install old version of IDE, without uninstalling the other version?(How can i install several IDE version in same laptop).