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how to compile arduino sketch from termnial without using arduino ide

I want to know how can I compile and upload the arduino sketch from my terminal instead of using Arduino IDE. I want to use a different IDE for writing code.
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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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Where should a modified “pins_arduino.h” be stored for Arduino IDE compile?

Our PCB uses an ATmega2560 chip and uses most of the pins, including some that are not defined in the standard pins_arduino.h module, since that module only provides for the pins that are brought out ...
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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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Arduino IDE giving a blow to battery back-up of PC [closed]

When I have serial plotter open in the Arduino IDE with serial communication going on, the fans of my PC go full speed. On checking I found that Java(TM) Platform SE binary(32 bit) is using about 29% ...
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General confusion about how to start

I want to test around with my ESP32 and an E-Paper display - yet i am stuck at uploading sketches via Arduino IDE. I get those kind of errors: avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: ...
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NodeMCU successfully uploaded sketch but it does not work from Arduino IDE

NodeMCU successfully compiled and uploaded a simple blink sketch on board, no errors at all, but the LED stays on constantly and does not blink. Also I have checked the power is enough. I have checked ...
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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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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).
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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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Can the “Arduino Create” chrome extension be used to program an arduino nano clone?

I was wondering if the Arduino Create app for the chrome browser can be used to program an atmega328 based arduino nano clone.(I need that app so that the arduino can be programmed using a chromebook)....
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Weird characters in Serial Monitor and not functioning ESP8266 ESP-12e

I did a bit of playing with my new ESP-12e, but suddenly it kind of fails on me. It gives me some weird looks it didn't give me (as much) before. This is what the Serial Monitor prints when I try to ...
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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 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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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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HMC5883L - Tilt compensation without Accelerometer

Trying to get an HMC5883L to compensate for being installed in 90 degrees. Doesn't seem to me that it'll need too complex math or accelerometer. But I have no idea how to do the compensation for it. ...
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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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Linux SSH command for Arduino Console

I have a Leonardo with a Yun shield, and I would like to be able to control the arduino with a windows form app, but thats besides the point for now at least. Currently, I am using putty and the ...
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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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Gui Scale on Linux HD display

I use Fedora 24/25 and now Ubuntu 17.04 Gnome on my Lenovo Yoga 900, which has an extremely high pixel density display. For these situations on Mac and Windows, I find a gui.scaling option in the ...
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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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Certain String Characters To Int

I have a char* array which looks like this "T 20" and I'd like to extract the "20" and convert it in to an integer. I was thinking of using atoi() but it seems that function will operate on the entire ...
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Writing your own Arduino flashing tool [closed]

I want to make Arduino flashing tool only for a nano, a simple flashing application which could run on windows taking input as a .hex file. I know how to do this in Linux environment using Makefiles ...
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Arduino IDE menu doesn't display properly (missing letters)

I have just installed newest version of Arduino 1.7.10 from arduino.org. It has this problem that its menu are not displaying properly - when I hover mouse over items in menu they either disappear ...
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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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If Else Alternative [closed]

I've written a function that heavily relies on the If / Else statement but I feel it's a very beginner way to achieve functionality. Are there any better ways to achieve the same functionality? Code: ...
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Array Addressing

Is it possible to use a name instead of a number to address an array? I was reading about enum lists and thought it might be possible. ie int array[3] = {something, somethingElse, somethingMore] ...
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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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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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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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Chromebook/chromebox IDE/compiler option?

My daughter has a chromebox she uses for all her email/homework/etc. We've started to get into making ADABOX projects and I was looking for best options for chromebook users. I saw that codebender ...
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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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Previous and updated releases of Arduino IDE are not be able to start on Win 8.1 x64

I have tried to install many versions of IDE, but non of them has started successfully. There is just the logo of the program shows up and then nothing happens. My laptop: Toshiba Satellite C50-A630 ...
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How to get the ID of an Arduino? [duplicate]

I use Arduino Pro Mini. As I know, every MCU has a number. Different MCU has different number. How to get it ?
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Arduino write/handle long programs [duplicate]

I'm writing a "sketch" in the Arduino IDE which has at this very moment 1500 lines and is going to become much longer. I splitted it in several tabs, but that's not very comfortable to use (I need to ...
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Update custom library

I've recently made a custom library. Then, I've imported the library into the IDE via the add .zip library. Once I tried to compile the code, I've realised that I made a small typo. Once I changed the ...
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Arduino compiler uploading last saved version of sketch, not current

Is this an issue or a defined behavior? I am using Arduino IDE 1.6.6 Sometimes I made changes in code, and immediately upload them to the Arduino board. And many times issues already fixed are ...
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Arduino Mega 2560 from .org- which IDE works?

My personal choice is to purchase from the .cc (or adafruit) for new boards. YMMV. Craigslist locally of course has generic and .org boards now and then. If I get a .org board on craigslist, will I ...
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Fading RGB LED between 10 and 60 cm

What I want to achieve is that between 10 and 60 cm of my HCSR04 sensor the color fades from red to blue on my RGB LED in steps of 1 cm between 10 and 60 cm. I have tried creating some own functions ...
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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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If - else statement in Arduino

I'm starting to learn how to use Arduino and I tried to make this code, which is just a simple if else statement; what I want to make is when the input is LOW, LED 1 is HIGH and LEDs 2,3 are LOW, and ...
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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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Why can't my Arduino IDE recognize serial ports? (Mac El Cap, Ard. UNO)

My Arduino UNO I bought directly from Arduino.cc, so I'm pretty certain it's not a cheap clone. I have a MacBook Pro El Capitan 10.11.5. My Java is 1.8, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't matter. I have ...
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Which (Official) Arduino IDE to use? [closed]

I have bought an Arduino UNO that turned out to be the Italian version (Arduino SRL) not the American one (Arduino LLC). Now when I go to arduino.org and arduino.cc, they both have different versions ...
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IF, ELSE IF functions not working with analogRead

not sure what is going wrong in the code below, but it's a simplified code of a larger piece I'm trying to debug. I notice that the code seems to skip to the else statement even though the if ...
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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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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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Problem: “stray '#' in program” [closed]

I got a sketch from the internet (http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-an-8x8x8-LED-cube-and-control-it-with/) for controlling the display of an 8x8x8 LED cube. The program won't compile and ...
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Debugger with Breakpoint and Variable read/set capability

Is there any free/open or commercial/paid Arduino IDE Sketch Debugger (not Atmel chip factory standard tool set) with Breakpoint and Variable read/set capability? I read about VM on web. Is there ...
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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 &...