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Monte Bianco Arduino Developer Summit

Monte Bianco Arduino Developer Summit“The first Arduino Developer Summit was recently held halfway up Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco), the tallest mountain in Europe. The goal: bring Arduino community developers together with engineers from leading semiconductor companies to discuss the future of Arduino.

The hardware spotlight shined on advances from ST Microelectronics, Nordic Semiconductor, Microchip, EnOcean, Solbian, and of course Arduino Srl. The software spotlight shined on ecosystem advances from Snap, PlatformIO, Codebender, Antmicro, Mynewt, and other projects initiated by Arduino Srl developers, University researchers from Milano and Messina, and Messina Smart Cities initiatives.”, – Arduino.

Thanks to Arduino.Org and invitation, I had a chance to say a few words about new upcoming features of PlatformIO 3.0. The subject of my speech was “Explore the new development instruments for Arduino with PlatformIO ecosystem“. The presentation and awesome memories are located below…

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Cross-board and cross-vendor embedded development with PlatformIO


The original version of my article “Cross-board and cross-vendor embedded development with PlatformIO” which has been published by Atmel Staff in their blog.

We live in time when a wall between hobbyist and micro controller world has been completely broken. Just a few years ago nobody has imagined that MCUs could have become popular with people who are not familiar with electronics. Nowadays, you don’t need to have deep knowledge in PCB design, assembly language or become buried under MCU application notes to get your first experience with embedded world.

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Integration of PlatformIO library manager to Arduino and Energia IDEs

Integrate PlatformIO library manager to Arduino and Energia IDEs

PlatformIO is a cross-platform code builder and the missing library manager for Arduino, MSP430, ARM”

PlatformIO Library Manager allows you to organise external embedded libraries. You can search for new libraries via Command Line or WebSite interfaces. You don’t need to bother for finding the latest version of library. Due to platformio lib update command you will have up-to-date external libraries.

So, today I’m going to talk about integration of PlatformIO Library Manager with popular embedded IDEs, like Arduino and Energia.

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Building and debugging Atmel AVR (Arduino-based) project using Eclipse IDE+PlatformIO

eclipse_platformio_iconI received a lot of feedbacks after PlatformIO had been released. Some people have been asking me the interesting questions, such as:

Also I’ve received valuable answers and wishes  from the “LinkedIn Professionals” (here and here). Most of them like to work with an IDE and preferably Eclipse IDE.   As PlatformIO is a console tool with rich commands interface it can work with different IDEs as the “builder, uploader & debugger”.

Today I want to explain how we can build and debug Atmel AVR (Arduino) based project using Eclipse IDE + PlatformIO.

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How was PlatformIO born or why I love Python World

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PlatformIO is a cross-platform code builder and the missing library manager”

Working on an embedded firmware for SmartAnthill Project I’ve been dealing with building code for different embedded platforms. Nowadays, each platform proposes standalone toolchain, driver-lib and even own IDE:

With each new embedded platform I had to adapt to its own IDE, code highlighter,  code autocompletion, debugger and many more. Then I’ve decided to write code in my favourite editor (Vim) and build it only with these IDEs. But a structure of  my project looked ugly because each IDE had created own project’s META files and folders. Therefore, I had different project locations for each IDE and “symlinked” source code folder to one location. But this wasn’t for long…

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