Unleash your Arduino projects

For months, we’ve been posting tutorials to unleash your Arduino projects and provide all C++ power to Arduino projects with multiple classes and files. But not until we were on a workshop for newbies, we realized we have been missing the basics on how to use biicode to program your arduino.

So let’s get started, Biicode is a client interface aplication (CLI)  and to use it open the Terminal of your computer.

Arduino projects easily setup in biicode

biicode technology gives you several advantages to richen your Arduino experience:

  • Save your project in different folders for a better organization.
  • Reuse yours and other user´s code. Reuse made easy: just #include the file you need and you get it. No more copy and paste files from project to project or dowloading zip files from tutorials.
  • This is a simple and fast way to compile and upload your code to your Arduino.
  • Use your favorite IDE or text editor, we also provide Eclipse integration.
  • We are hosting adafruit, sparkfun and many other libraries, you won’t need to download and install libraries in your SDK anymore.

1. How to program your arduino with biicode

Installing biicode and Arduino tools

Download and install biicode, then make sure it is installed:

Then, install a group of tools with the following command. Open you terminal write:

Create Arduino projects

Then we can use the new command to create some folders and a “Simple Blink” Arduino main file. You can do it manually too.

You can directly type myuser or your real username.  This is the resulting layout:

Define your board

Define your Arduino board using arduino:settings command. We are using an Arduino Uno but use the /o option to show a list of the default boards, even though any board is welcomed!

Upload your program to the Arduino

Now, build and upload the blink to your Arduino.

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