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[[ja:Arduino]]
 
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. More information is available on the [http://www.arduino.cc/ Arduino HomePage].
 
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. More information is available on the [http://www.arduino.cc/ Arduino HomePage].
  
 
== Installation ==
 
== Installation ==
  
{{Warning|Arduino 1.0.5 has an [https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/issues/1609 issue] that prevents uploading to Arduino boards, it is recommend that you download the [http://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-jssc-nightly-linux32.tgz JSSC nightly build] until 1.5.6 BETA is released. You will also need to have {{pkg|libusb-compat}} installed.}}
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* Install {{Pkg|arduino}} and {{Pkg|arduino-docs}} for its offline documentation.
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* Add yourself to the {{ic|uucp}} and {{ic|lock}} [[groups]] (more information in the [[#Accessing serial]] section).
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* You may need to [[Kernel modules|load]] the {{ic|cdc_acm}} module.
  
* Install {{AUR|arduino}} from the [[AUR]].
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=== AVR Boards ===
* Add yourself to the {{ic|uucp}} [[Users and Groups|group]]. (More information in the next section: "Accessing serial")
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To use AVR boards such as the Arduino Uno you can install {{Pkg|arduino-avr-core}} optionally to use archlinux upstream avr-gcc instead of the bundled older avr-core. If you still want to use the older arduino-core you need to [https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Cores install it in the board manager]. You can always switch between the different cores in the "Tools>Board" menu.
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=== Arduino Due / Yun ===
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The [http://arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardDue Arduino Due] and the [http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardYun Arduino Yun] need the version 1.5 or newer of the Arduino IDE.
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=== Pinoccio Scout ===
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[https://pinocc.io/ Pinoccio Scouts] can also be programmed using the Arduino IDE. Instructions can be found [https://pinocc.io/solo here].
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Alternative you can install {{AUR|arduino-pinoccio}} from the [[AUR]].
  
 
=== Intel Galileo ===
 
=== Intel Galileo ===
  
The version of the Arduino IDE that support the Intel Galileo board can be downloaded [https://communities.intel.com/community/makers/software/drivers here].
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To use the Intel Galileo boards with Archlinux install the Arduino IDE and download the Galileo tools package via "Tools->Board->Boards Manager".
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To fix the installation you can follow [https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/issues/5523 this github post].
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=== On Arm7 devices ===
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See [http://blog.tklee.org/2014/10/arduino-ide-158-on-banana-pi.html here] for a work around.
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=== RedBear Duo ===
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You might need to install {{Pkg|perl-archive-zip}} or you'll get an error about missing crc32.
  
 
== Configuration ==
 
== Configuration ==
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=== Accessing serial ===
 
=== Accessing serial ===
  
The arduino board communicates with the computer via a serial connection or a serial over USB connection. So the user needs read/write access to the serial device file. [[Udev]] creates files in /dev/tts/ owned by group uucp so adding the user to the uucp group gives the required read/write access.
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The arduino board communicates with the computer via a serial connection or a serial over USB connection. So the user needs read/write access to the serial device file. [[Udev]] creates files in {{ic|/dev/tts/}} owned by group {{ic|uucp}} so adding the user to the {{ic|uucp}} group gives the required read/write access. If you are planing to use the default Java IDE, add your user to the lock group for {{ic|/var/lock/lockdev}} access.
 
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gpasswd -a $USER uucp
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# gpasswd -a $USER uucp
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# gpasswd -a $USER lock
 
{{Note|You will have to logout and login again for this to take effect.}}
 
{{Note|You will have to logout and login again for this to take effect.}}
  
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Reading what your Arduino has to tell you
 
Reading what your Arduino has to tell you
 
  $ cat /dev/ttyACM0
 
  $ cat /dev/ttyACM0
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== Arduino-Builder ==
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You can also build Arduino sketches with the {{Pkg|arduino-builder}} command line tool. In order to use the provided {{Pkg|arduino-avr-core}} with upstream {{Pkg|avr-gcc}} and {{Pkg|avrdude}} you need to create a small settings file:
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{{hc|head=build.options.json |output=
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{
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    "fqbn": "archlinux-arduino:avr:uno",
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    "hardwareFolders": "/usr/share/arduino/hardware",
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    "toolsFolders": "/usr/bin"
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}
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}}
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Compile a sketch with:
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$ arduino-builder -build-options-file build.options.json blink.ino
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Or pass all options via command line:
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$ arduino-builder -fqbn archlinux-arduino:avr:uno -hardware /usr/share/arduino/hardware -tools /usr/bin blink.ino
  
 
== Alternatives for IDE ==
 
== Alternatives for IDE ==
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ArduIDE is a Qt-based IDE for Arduino. {{AUR|arduide-git}} is available in the [[AUR]].
 
ArduIDE is a Qt-based IDE for Arduino. {{AUR|arduide-git}} is available in the [[AUR]].
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=== gnoduino ===
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{{AUR|gnoduino}} is an implementation of original Arduino IDE for GNOME available in the [[AUR]]. The original Arduino IDE software is written in Java. This is a Python implementation and it is targeted at GNOME but will work on xfce4 and other WM. Its purpose is to be light, while maintaining compatibility with the original Arduino IDE. The source editor is based on gtksourceview.
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If you prefer working from terminal, below there are some other options to choose from.
 
If you prefer working from terminal, below there are some other options to choose from.
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Using [https://github.com/queezythegreat/arduino-cmake arduino-cmake] and [http://www.cmake.org/cmake/resources/software.html CMake] you can build Arduino firmware from the command line using multiple build systems. CMake lets you generate the build system that fits your needs, using the tools you like. It can generate any type of build system, from simple Makefiles, to complete projects for Eclipse, Visual Studio, XCode, etc.
 
Using [https://github.com/queezythegreat/arduino-cmake arduino-cmake] and [http://www.cmake.org/cmake/resources/software.html CMake] you can build Arduino firmware from the command line using multiple build systems. CMake lets you generate the build system that fits your needs, using the tools you like. It can generate any type of build system, from simple Makefiles, to complete projects for Eclipse, Visual Studio, XCode, etc.
  
Requirements:
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Requirements: {{Pkg|cmake}}, {{Pkg|arduino}}, {{Pkg|avr-gcc}}, {{Pkg|avr-binutils}}, {{Pkg|avr-libc}}, {{Pkg|avrdude}}.
* [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=cmake CMake]
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* [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=8388 Arduino SDK]
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* [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=gcc-avr gcc-avr]
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* [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=binutils-avr binutils-avr]
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* [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=avr-libc avr-libc]
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* [https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=avrdude avrdude]
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=== gnoduino ===
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{{aur|gnoduino}} is an implementation of original Arduino IDE for GNOME available in the [[AUR]]. The original Arduino IDE software is written in Java. This is a Python implementation and it is targeted at GNOME but will work on xfce4 and other WM. Its purpose is to be light, while maintaining compatibility with the original Arduino IDE. The source editor is based on gtksourceview.
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=== Ino ===
 
=== Ino ===
  
 
[https://github.com/amperka/ino Ino] is a command line toolkit for working with arduino hardware. {{AUR|ino}} is available in the [[AUR]].
 
[https://github.com/amperka/ino Ino] is a command line toolkit for working with arduino hardware. {{AUR|ino}} is available in the [[AUR]].
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Note that {{ic|Ino}} looks for the file {{ic|avrdude.conf}} in {{ic|/etc/avrdude/avrdude.conf}}, while [[pacman]] appears to place this file (upon  installation of {{pkg|avrdude}}) in {{ic|/etc/avrdude.conf}}. If {{ic|Ino}} gives you troubles create the directory {{ic|/etc/avrdude}} and make the symlink:
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ln -s /etc/avrdude.conf /etc/avrdude/avrdude.conf
  
 
=== Makefile ===
 
=== Makefile ===
  
{{Note|Update 2011-03-12. Arduino Is not shipping a Makefile with version (22). The Makefile from the [http://code.google.com/p/dogm128/source/browse/libraries/Dogm/examples/SpaceTrash/Makefile.uno_dogs102 dogm128] project works for me though.}}
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{{Note|Update 2015-03-23. Due to recent changes in Arduino ≥v1.5, many old Makefiles do not work without some modification. A simple Makefile for Arduino version 1.5+ can be found [https://github.com/tomswartz07/arduino-makefile on GitHub].}}
  
 
Instead of using the Arduino IDE it is possible to use another editor and a Makefile.
 
Instead of using the Arduino IDE it is possible to use another editor and a Makefile.
  
Set up a directory to program your Arduino and copy the Makefile into this directory. A copy of the Makefile can be obtained from /usr/share/arduino/hardware/cores/arduino/Makefile
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Set up a directory to program your Arduino and copy the Makefile into this directory. A copy of the Makefile can be obtained from {{ic|/usr/share/arduino/hardware/cores/arduino/Makefile}}
  
You will have to modify this a little bit to reflect your settings. The makefile should be pretty self explainatory. Here are some lines you may have to edit.
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You will have to modify this a little bit to reflect your settings. The makefile should be pretty self explanatory. Here are some lines you may have to edit.
  
 
  PORT = usually /dev/ttyUSBx, where x is the usb serial port your arduino is plugged into
 
  PORT = usually /dev/ttyUSBx, where x is the usb serial port your arduino is plugged into
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Depending on which library functions you call in your sketch, you may need to compile parts of the library. To do that you need to edit your SRC and CXXSRC to include the required libraries.
 
Depending on which library functions you call in your sketch, you may need to compile parts of the library. To do that you need to edit your SRC and CXXSRC to include the required libraries.
  
Now you should be able to make && make upload to your board to execute your sketch.
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Now you should be able to {{ic|make && make upload}} to your board to execute your sketch.
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=== Arduino-mk ===
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{{AUR|arduino-mk}} is another alternative Makefile approach. It allows users to have a local Makefile that includes Arduino.mk. See [https://github.com/sudar/Arduino-Makefile project page] for usage.
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For Arduino 1.5, try the following local Makefile (because Arduino 1.5's library directory structure is slightly different):
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ARDUINO_DIR = /usr/share/arduino
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ARDMK_DIR = /usr/share/arduino
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AVR_TOOLS_DIR = /usr
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ARDUINO_CORE_PATH = /usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/avr/cores/arduino
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BOARDS_TXT = /usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/avr/boards.txt
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ARDUINO_VAR_PATH = /usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/avr/variants
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BOOTLOADER_PARENT = /usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/avr/bootloaders
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BOARD_TAG    = uno
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ARDUINO_LIBS =
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include /usr/share/arduino/Arduino.mk
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In some cases you could need to install {{pkg|avr-libc}} and {{pkg|avrdude}}.
  
 
=== Scons ===
 
=== Scons ===
  
Using [http://www.scons.org/ scons] together with [https://github.com/suapapa/arscons arscons] it is very easy to use to compile and upload Arduino projects from the command line. Scons is based on python and you will need python-pyserial to use the serial interface. Install {{Pkg|python-pyserial}} and {{Pkg|scons}}.
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Using [http://www.scons.org/ scons] together with [https://github.com/suapapa/arscons arscons] it is very easy to use to compile and upload Arduino projects from the command line. Scons is based on python and you will need python-pyserial to use the serial interface. Install {{pkg|python-pyserial}} and {{pkg|scons}}.
  
 
That will get the dependencies you need too. You will also need Arduino itself so install it as described above. Create project directory (eg. test), then create a arduino project file in your new directory. Use the same name as the directory and add .ino (eg. test.ino). Get the [https://github.com/suapapa/arscons/blob/master/SConstruct SConstruct] script from arscons and put it in your directory. Have a peek in it and, if necessary, edit it. It is a python script. Edit your project as you please, then run
 
That will get the dependencies you need too. You will also need Arduino itself so install it as described above. Create project directory (eg. test), then create a arduino project file in your new directory. Use the same name as the directory and add .ino (eg. test.ino). Get the [https://github.com/suapapa/arscons/blob/master/SConstruct SConstruct] script from arscons and put it in your directory. Have a peek in it and, if necessary, edit it. It is a python script. Edit your project as you please, then run
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  $ scons                # This will build the project
 
  $ scons                # This will build the project
 
  $ scons upload        # This will upload the project to your Arduino
 
  $ scons upload        # This will upload the project to your Arduino
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=== PlatformIO ===
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[http://docs.platformio.ikravets.com/en/latest/quickstart.html PlatformIO] is a python tool to build and upload sketches for multiple Hardware Platforms, at the moment of writing these are Arduino/AVR based boards, TI MSP430 and TI TM4C12x Boards. In the near future the author plans to add a library function that allows to search and include libraries directly from GitHub.
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==== Installation ====
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Install the {{AUR|platformio}} or {{AUR|platformio-git}} package.
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==== Usage ====
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$ platformio platforms install atmelavr
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$ platformio init
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$ vim platformio.ini
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#
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# Atmel AVR based board + Arduino Wiring Framework
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#
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[env:ArduinoMega2560]
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platform = atmelavr
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framework = arduino
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board = megaatmega2560 
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upload_port = /dev/ttyACM0
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targets = upload
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$ platformio run
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===Emacs===
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It is possible to configure [[Emacs]] as IDE.
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Install the package {{aur|emacs-arduino-mode-git}} from the [[AUR]] in order to enable the {{ic|arduino-mode}} in emacs.
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Add to the init script:
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{{hc|~/.emacs|
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;; arduino-mode
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(require 'cl)
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(autoload 'arduino-mode "arduino-mode" "Arduino editing mode." t)
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(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\.ino$" . arduino-mode))}}
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You can compile and upload the sketches using {{ic|Arduino-mk}} (see above) with {{ic|M-x compile}} {{ic|make upload}}.
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Main resource: [http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ArduinoSupport here].
  
 
== Troubleshooting ==
 
== Troubleshooting ==
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=== Version 1.6 ===
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As of Oct 5, 2014, most of the 3rd party tools only work for Arduino 1.0 ({{AUR|arduino10}}). Some of the tools may partially work for Arduino version 1.6 ({{Pkg|arduino}}) and after. Check the version if the tools do not work.
  
 
=== Consistent naming of Arduino devices ===
 
=== Consistent naming of Arduino devices ===
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You do need to unplug and replug your arduino for this to take effect or run
 
You do need to unplug and replug your arduino for this to take effect or run
 
  udevadm trigger
 
  udevadm trigger
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Common {{ic|idVendor}}/{{ic|idProduct}} pairs can be found in {{ic|hardware/arduino/avr/boards.txt}} in the distribution package. Note that some of them (notably [[wikipedia:FTDI|FTDI]] ones) are not unique to the Arduino platform. Using {{ic|serial}} attribute is a good way to distinguish between various devices.
  
 
=== Error opening serial port ===
 
=== Error opening serial port ===
  
 
You may see the serial port initially when the IDE starts, but the TX/RX leds do nothing when uploading. You may have previously changed the baudrate in the serial monitor to something it does not like. Edit ~/.arduino/preferences.txt so that serial.debug_rate is a different speed, like 115200.
 
You may see the serial port initially when the IDE starts, but the TX/RX leds do nothing when uploading. You may have previously changed the baudrate in the serial monitor to something it does not like. Edit ~/.arduino/preferences.txt so that serial.debug_rate is a different speed, like 115200.
 
=== Missing twi.o ===
 
 
If the file /usr/share/arduino/lib/targets/libraries/Wire/utility/twi.o does not exist arduino may try to create it. Normal users do not have permission to write there so this will fail. Run arduino as root so it can create the file, after the file has been created arduino can be run under a normal user.
 
  
 
=== Working with Uno/Mega2560 ===
 
=== Working with Uno/Mega2560 ===
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You can perform a general function test of the Uno by putting it in loopback mode and typing characters into the arduino serial monitor at 115200 baud. It should echo the characters back to you. To put it in loopback, short pins 0 -> 1 on the digital side and either hold the reset button or short the GND -> RESET pins while you type.
 
You can perform a general function test of the Uno by putting it in loopback mode and typing characters into the arduino serial monitor at 115200 baud. It should echo the characters back to you. To put it in loopback, short pins 0 -> 1 on the digital side and either hold the reset button or short the GND -> RESET pins while you type.
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=== Application not resizing with WM, menus immediately closing ===
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see [[Java#Applications not resizing with WM, menus immediately closing]]
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

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Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. More information is available on the Arduino HomePage.

Installation

AVR Boards

To use AVR boards such as the Arduino Uno you can install arduino-avr-core optionally to use archlinux upstream avr-gcc instead of the bundled older avr-core. If you still want to use the older arduino-core you need to install it in the board manager. You can always switch between the different cores in the "Tools>Board" menu.

Arduino Due / Yun

The Arduino Due and the Arduino Yun need the version 1.5 or newer of the Arduino IDE.

Pinoccio Scout

Pinoccio Scouts can also be programmed using the Arduino IDE. Instructions can be found here. Alternative you can install arduino-pinoccioAUR from the AUR.

Intel Galileo

To use the Intel Galileo boards with Archlinux install the Arduino IDE and download the Galileo tools package via "Tools->Board->Boards Manager". To fix the installation you can follow this github post.

On Arm7 devices

See here for a work around.

RedBear Duo

You might need to install perl-archive-zip or you'll get an error about missing crc32.

Configuration

Accessing serial

The arduino board communicates with the computer via a serial connection or a serial over USB connection. So the user needs read/write access to the serial device file. Udev creates files in /dev/tts/ owned by group uucp so adding the user to the uucp group gives the required read/write access. If you are planing to use the default Java IDE, add your user to the lock group for /var/lock/lockdev access.

# gpasswd -a $USER uucp
# gpasswd -a $USER lock
Note: You will have to logout and login again for this to take effect.

Before uploading to the Arduino, be sure to set the correct serial port, board, and processor from the Tools menu.

stty

Preparing:

# stty -F /dev/ttyACM0 cs8 9600 ignbrk -brkint -imaxbel -opost -onlcr -isig -icanon -iexten -echo -echoe -echok -echoctl -echoke noflsh -ixon -crtscts

Sending commands through Terminal without new line after command

# echo -n "Hello World" > /dev/ttyACM0
Note: As autoreset on serial connection is activated by default on most boards, you need to disable this feature if you want to communicate directly with your board with the last command instead of a terminal emulator (arduino IDE, screen, picocom...). If you have a Leonardo board, you are not concerned by this, because it does not autoreset. If you have a Uno board, connect a 10 µF capacitor between the RESET and GND pins. If you have another board, connect a 120 ohms resistor between the RESET and 5V pins. See http://playground.arduino.cc/Main/DisablingAutoResetOnSerialConnection for more details.

Reading what your Arduino has to tell you

$ cat /dev/ttyACM0

Arduino-Builder

You can also build Arduino sketches with the arduino-builder command line tool. In order to use the provided arduino-avr-core with upstream avr-gcc and avrdude you need to create a small settings file:

build.options.json
{
    "fqbn": "archlinux-arduino:avr:uno",
    "hardwareFolders": "/usr/share/arduino/hardware",
    "toolsFolders": "/usr/bin"
}

Compile a sketch with:

$ arduino-builder -build-options-file build.options.json blink.ino

Or pass all options via command line:

$ arduino-builder -fqbn archlinux-arduino:avr:uno -hardware /usr/share/arduino/hardware -tools /usr/bin blink.ino

Alternatives for IDE

ArduIDE

ArduIDE is a Qt-based IDE for Arduino. arduide-gitAUR is available in the AUR.

gnoduino

gnoduinoAUR is an implementation of original Arduino IDE for GNOME available in the AUR. The original Arduino IDE software is written in Java. This is a Python implementation and it is targeted at GNOME but will work on xfce4 and other WM. Its purpose is to be light, while maintaining compatibility with the original Arduino IDE. The source editor is based on gtksourceview.


If you prefer working from terminal, below there are some other options to choose from.

Arduino-CMake

Using arduino-cmake and CMake you can build Arduino firmware from the command line using multiple build systems. CMake lets you generate the build system that fits your needs, using the tools you like. It can generate any type of build system, from simple Makefiles, to complete projects for Eclipse, Visual Studio, XCode, etc.

Requirements: cmake, arduino, avr-gcc, avr-binutils, avr-libc, avrdude.

Ino

Ino is a command line toolkit for working with arduino hardware. inoAUR is available in the AUR.

Note that Ino looks for the file avrdude.conf in /etc/avrdude/avrdude.conf, while pacman appears to place this file (upon installation of avrdude) in /etc/avrdude.conf. If Ino gives you troubles create the directory /etc/avrdude and make the symlink:

ln -s /etc/avrdude.conf /etc/avrdude/avrdude.conf

Makefile

Note: Update 2015-03-23. Due to recent changes in Arduino ≥v1.5, many old Makefiles do not work without some modification. A simple Makefile for Arduino version 1.5+ can be found on GitHub.

Instead of using the Arduino IDE it is possible to use another editor and a Makefile.

Set up a directory to program your Arduino and copy the Makefile into this directory. A copy of the Makefile can be obtained from /usr/share/arduino/hardware/cores/arduino/Makefile

You will have to modify this a little bit to reflect your settings. The makefile should be pretty self explanatory. Here are some lines you may have to edit.

PORT = usually /dev/ttyUSBx, where x is the usb serial port your arduino is plugged into
TARGET = your sketch's name
ARDUINO = /usr/share/arduino/lib/targets/arduino

Depending on which library functions you call in your sketch, you may need to compile parts of the library. To do that you need to edit your SRC and CXXSRC to include the required libraries.

Now you should be able to make && make upload to your board to execute your sketch.

Arduino-mk

arduino-mkAUR is another alternative Makefile approach. It allows users to have a local Makefile that includes Arduino.mk. See project page for usage.

For Arduino 1.5, try the following local Makefile (because Arduino 1.5's library directory structure is slightly different):

ARDUINO_DIR = /usr/share/arduino
ARDMK_DIR = /usr/share/arduino
AVR_TOOLS_DIR = /usr
ARDUINO_CORE_PATH = /usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/avr/cores/arduino
BOARDS_TXT = /usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/avr/boards.txt
ARDUINO_VAR_PATH = /usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/avr/variants
BOOTLOADER_PARENT = /usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/avr/bootloaders


BOARD_TAG    = uno
ARDUINO_LIBS =

include /usr/share/arduino/Arduino.mk

In some cases you could need to install avr-libc and avrdude.

Scons

Using scons together with arscons it is very easy to use to compile and upload Arduino projects from the command line. Scons is based on python and you will need python-pyserial to use the serial interface. Install python-pyserial and scons.

That will get the dependencies you need too. You will also need Arduino itself so install it as described above. Create project directory (eg. test), then create a arduino project file in your new directory. Use the same name as the directory and add .ino (eg. test.ino). Get the SConstruct script from arscons and put it in your directory. Have a peek in it and, if necessary, edit it. It is a python script. Edit your project as you please, then run

$ scons                # This will build the project
$ scons upload         # This will upload the project to your Arduino

PlatformIO

PlatformIO is a python tool to build and upload sketches for multiple Hardware Platforms, at the moment of writing these are Arduino/AVR based boards, TI MSP430 and TI TM4C12x Boards. In the near future the author plans to add a library function that allows to search and include libraries directly from GitHub.

Installation

Install the platformioAUR or platformio-gitAUR package.

Usage

$ platformio platforms install atmelavr
$ platformio init
$ vim platformio.ini
#
# Atmel AVR based board + Arduino Wiring Framework
#
[env:ArduinoMega2560]
platform = atmelavr
framework = arduino
board = megaatmega2560   
upload_port = /dev/ttyACM0 
targets = upload
$ platformio run

Emacs

It is possible to configure Emacs as IDE.

Install the package emacs-arduino-mode-gitAUR from the AUR in order to enable the arduino-mode in emacs.

Add to the init script:

~/.emacs
;; arduino-mode
(require 'cl)
(autoload 'arduino-mode "arduino-mode" "Arduino editing mode." t)
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\.ino$" . arduino-mode))

You can compile and upload the sketches using Arduino-mk (see above) with M-x compile make upload.

Main resource: here.

Troubleshooting

Version 1.6

As of Oct 5, 2014, most of the 3rd party tools only work for Arduino 1.0 (arduino10AUR). Some of the tools may partially work for Arduino version 1.6 (arduino) and after. Check the version if the tools do not work.

Consistent naming of Arduino devices

If you have more than one arduino you may have noticed that they names /dev/ttyUSB[0-9] are assigned in the order of connection. In the IDE this is not so much of a problem, but when you have programmed your own software to communicate with an arduino project in the background this can be annoying. Use the following udev rules to assign static symlinks to your arduino's:

/etc/udev/rules.d/52-arduino.rules
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", KERNEL=="ttyUSB[0-9]*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6001", SYMLINK+="sensors/ftdi_%s{serial}"

Your arduino's will be available under names like "/dev/sensors/ftdi_A700dzaF". If you want you can also assign more meaningfull names to several devices like this:

/etc/udev/rules.d/52-arduino.rules
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", KERNEL=="ttyUSB[0-9]*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6001", ATTRS{serial}=="A700dzaF", SYMLINK+="arduino/nano"

which will create a symlink in /dev/arduino/nano to the device with the specified serialnumber. You do need to unplug and replug your arduino for this to take effect or run

udevadm trigger

Common idVendor/idProduct pairs can be found in hardware/arduino/avr/boards.txt in the distribution package. Note that some of them (notably FTDI ones) are not unique to the Arduino platform. Using serial attribute is a good way to distinguish between various devices.

Error opening serial port

You may see the serial port initially when the IDE starts, but the TX/RX leds do nothing when uploading. You may have previously changed the baudrate in the serial monitor to something it does not like. Edit ~/.arduino/preferences.txt so that serial.debug_rate is a different speed, like 115200.

Working with Uno/Mega2560

The Arduino Uno and Mega2560 have an onboard USB interface (an Atmel 8U2) that accepts serial data, so they are accessed through /dev/ttyACM0 created by the cdc-acm kernel module when it is plugged in.

The 8U2 firmware may need an update to ease serial communications. See [1] for more details and reply #11 for a fix. The original arduino bbs, where you can find an image explaining how to get your Uno into DFU, is now in a read-only state. If you do not have an account to view the image, see [2].

You can perform a general function test of the Uno by putting it in loopback mode and typing characters into the arduino serial monitor at 115200 baud. It should echo the characters back to you. To put it in loopback, short pins 0 -> 1 on the digital side and either hold the reset button or short the GND -> RESET pins while you type.

Application not resizing with WM, menus immediately closing

see Java#Applications not resizing with WM, menus immediately closing

See also