:: Development Tools ::

The starting place for development tools is the main Arduino Software Page.

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  • PlatformIO IDE - The next-generation integrated development environment for IoT with full support for Arduino and more than 200+ embedded boards. C/C++ Intelligent Code Completion, Smart Code Linter, Library Manager, themes support and other advanced instruments. Cross-platform: Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Arduino for Visual Studio - Use Microsoft Visual Studio as your Arduino development environment
  • Programino IDE - Is an comfortable easy-to-use alternative IDE for Arduino/Genuino.
  • Deviot - Sublime Text plugin for IoT development based on PlatformIO.
  • Arduino Eclipse IDE - Use eclipse CDT to develop with the Arduino Eclipse IDE ( Windows, Mac and Linux)
  • Arduino Eclipse plugin - Add Arduino development to your existing eclipse install with the Arduino Eclipse plugin (Windows, Mac and Linux)
  • Eclipse AVR - Eclipse and AVR plugin
  • embedXcode - embedXcode: Arduino on Xcode with Mac OS X
  • biicode - biicode (windows, linux, mac)
  • MakeFile - Makefile or ANT script
  • Pluto - prototype arduino in Python
  • Embrio - a visual, real-time development tool for Arduino programming
  • Zerynth - a Python Dev Suite for Embedded and IoT
  • Arduino for Atmel Studio - Use Atmel Studio, Atmel's own IDE, as your Arduino development environment
  • Others - links to other tools


PROGRAMINO IDE

PROGRAMINO IDE is an alternative low budget pricing IDE for Arduino and Genuino. The IDE is made for "Maker" and "Professionals" and fully compatible with Arduino. The HTML5 editor make it easy to bring your Arduino measurement data online.

Go to PROGRAMINO homepage and download

Features:

  • Easy-to-use
  • Fresh design
  • Full Arduino™ compatible
  • Supported file formats and programming languages: Arduino, C, C++, Header, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Text
  • IDE languages (English, German)
  • Supports all Arduino libraries
  • Object & Function Explorer
  • Code Autocompletion
  • Code Folding
  • Bookmarks
  • Hints & Infomation about the Arduino commands
  • Hardware Viewer
  • Advanced Reference Search Function (File Cross-Search)
  • Website editor for IoT applications with Arduino
  • Comfortable and powerful code editor
  • Export function to Arduino IDE (good way for older Arduino versions less 1.6.x)
  • Code auto indent
  • Customize syntax highlighting
  • Manage full project without project files in one editor
  • Make your own editor style and share it with friends
  • HEX-File extraction for production
  • 2x Serial Terminals
  • Analog serial Plotter
  • Dot-Matrix LCD-Designer
  • RGB-LED Color Selctor
  • Value Converter (DEC, HEX, BIN, ASCII)
  • Notepad
  • User Boars (Add your own board)


Arduino for Visual Studio: Use the leading Windows IDE for Arduino development, at no cost

Based on Microsoft Visual Studio - The Community Edition is completely free, Read more
(Note: Visual C++ must be selected when installing Visual Studio 2015)

Go to Visual Micro homepage and download

Visual Micro is an easy to install Extension to Microsoft Visual Studio, the leading IDE on the Windows platform.
Integrates seamlessly into Visual Studio and lets you start programming your Arduino in seconds.

Features:

  • Fully compatible with the Arduino IDE, every Arduino IDE project is a Visual Micro project and vice versa
    Uses the original build tools from Arduino behind the scenes
  • Highly configurable user interface (window layout, colors and fonts, toolbars...)
  • Intellisense support: Auto-suggests, auto-completes function and class names as you type (Example)
  • Just in time syntax check: Detects, highlights and explains syntax errors immediately without compilation
  • Support for multiple .ino, .cpp files per project, project subfolders for larger projects
  • Supports a wide range of boards: Arduinos and compatibles, Teensy, Sparkfun, Adafruit, Intel,...
  • Unique debugger (breakpoints, tracepoints, watch and change variables) [Pro version only, low DIY budget pricing, free during trial period]
    No special hardware required, works with USB or Wifi
  • Powerful library manager:
    • Download 3rd party libraries and integrate into Visual Micro
    • Search for libraries online
  • Board manager: Download support for new boards directly from the IDE, no installation needed
  • Work with multiple boards simultaneously
  • One-click creation of new Arduino libraries
  • Support for GIT and TFS
  • Share code from other projects
  • Installation base of 10.000s of users
  • Support for programmers, burning bootloaders etc.
  • Free Services:
    • Support through moderated forum
    • Continuous free updates for steady compatibility with newest Arduino IDE versions
    • Full documentation
  • Supports Visual Studio versions 2012, 2013, and 2015


Installing Arduino on Linux / *BSD


Pluto - prototype arduino in Python

Pluto is a Python library built on top of pyFirmata but with simpler, more intuitive APIs and other magical methods for quick prototyping.

Python is the simplest language to learn, and Pluto intends to help beginners like students and educators to learn both programming and electronics, and designers who work with media and physical computing to easily prototyping their ideas without having to upload and compile the code every time.

Download or clone from this repo. It is in alpha and any contributions are welcome!

Embrio - a visual, real-time development tool for Arduino programming.

Embrio is a visual programming environment for the Arduino. While easier to learn and use than traditional coding, it is intended to be a serious development tool for embedded software.

Visual programming is great for some things, like program flow and logic, while code is better for others, like interacting with hardware. Embrio gives you the best of both worlds. You can write Arduino code right into a node, then use the powerful “agent based” architecture to define the control of your program.

Features include:

  • A real time connection to your Arduino letting you see and graph actual data and get immediate feedback on changes to your design without having to re-compile every time you change something.
  • Timing data is recorded for all nodes in your project, giving you an accurate estimate of resource usage while you work.
  • There is a growing library of pre-made components to make it easy to interact with any hardware and save time creating common node structures.
  • The unique and powerful “agent based” architecture is a fun new way to design real time embedded software.
  • An agent is a group of nodes with one job. Your project can have many agents. All agents and their nodes are constantly updating, making most of the challenges of parallel programming on a limited processor disappear.
  • With the full version, you can upload your final program to your Arduino so it can run without a connection to your computer.

Download the free version now, then get started by going through the growing list of tutorials and example projects.


Zerynth is Python Embedded in Real-time

Zerynth (formerly known as Viper) is an easy to use development suite for Arduino and other ARM 32 micro-controller boards.

Zerynth is a change of paradigm!

With Zerynth it is possible to develop in Python for Arduino DUE and similar boards using paradigms and features typical of PC and mobile programming. Unlike other solutions on the market, Zerynth is cross-platform and compatible with all sensors and kits.

Zerynth is a set of open source tools developed and professionally maintained with a specific mission: make design and prototype activities enjoyable!

Zerynth VM

The core of Zerynth is the Zerynth Virtual Machine. It runs on top of a multithreaded real-time operating system and once installed on the Arduino DUE make it able to run Python 3 compiled scripts.

Zerynth VM supports all the most used high-level features of Python like modules, classes, multithreading, callbacks, timers and exceptions, plus all the Arduino hardware-related features like interrupts, PWM, digital I/O, etc.

Zerynth Studio

Zerynth scripts can be uploaded on the Arduino through the Zerynth Studio, a browser-based development environment with cloud sync and board management features, that runs on Windows, Linux and Mac.

Zerynth App

Zerynth also includes a ready to use mobile app (Zerynth App) that acts as an interface for all the Zerynth powered projects. When launched the Zerynth App discovers all the Zerynth devices available on the network. Once one of them is selected the App will become its interface. Zerynth App interfaces are based on HTML 5 templates that can be edited through the Zerynth Studio integrating them in the Zerynth Python scripts. Zerynth app Templates support JQuery Mobile!

See a video here: Zerynth Lamp

Download Zerynth at this page.


PlatformIO IDE

PlatformIO IDE is the next generation integrated development environment for IoT:

  • Cross-platform build system without external dependencies to the OS software: 200+ embedded boards, 15+ development platforms, 10+ frameworks
  • C/C++ Intelligent Code Completion and Smart Code Linter for rapid professional development
  • Multi-projects workflow with multiple panes and Themes support with dark and light colors
  • Built-in Terminal with PlatformIO CLI tool and powerful Serial Port Monitor


Arduino Eclipse IDE (runs on Windows, Mac and Linux) for Arduino 1.5.x

This free open source product is a professional tool and complete alternative to the Arduino IDE. It is the only IDE that is supported and actually used on all platforms supported by Arduino. For more info see eclipse.baeyens.it Note that this version is not based on AVR plugin. You install the product and show it where your Arduino IDE is installed and you roll.


Arduino for Atmel Studio: Use Atmel's own Windows IDE for Arduino development, at no cost

Atmel Studio is completely free, Download from here

Go to Visual Micro homepage and download

Visual Micro is an easy to install Extension to Atmel Studio, the standard from Atmel, the manufacturer of Arduino's processors.
Integrates seamlessly into Atmel Studio and lets you start programming your Arduino in seconds.

Features:

  • Fully compatible with the Arduino IDE, every Arduino IDE project is a Visual Micro project and vice versa
    Uses the original build tools from Arduino behind the scenes
  • Highly configurable user interface (window layout, colors and fonts, toolbars...)
  • Intellisense support: Auto-suggests, auto-completes function and class names as you type (Example)
  • Just in time syntax check: Detects, highlights and explains syntax errors immediately without compilation
  • Support for multiple .ino, .cpp files per project, project subfolders for larger projects
  • Supports a wide range of boards: Arduinos and compatibles, Sparkfun, Adafruit,...
  • Unique debugger (breakpoints, tracepoints, watch and change variables) [Pro version only, low DIY budget pricing, free during trial period]
    No special hardware required, works with USB or Wifi
  • Powerful library manager:
    • Download 3rd party libraries and integrate into Visual Micro
    • Search for libraries online
  • Board manager: Download support for new boards directly from the IDE, no installation needed
  • Work with multiple boards simultaneously
  • One-click creation of new Arduino libraries
  • Support for GIT and TFS
  • Share code from other projects
  • Installation base of 10.000s of users
  • Support for programmers, burning bootloaders etc.
  • Free Services:
    • Support through moderated forum
    • Continuous free updates for steady compatibility with newest Arduino IDE versions
    • Full documentation
  • Supports the newest Atmel Studio 7
  • No conversion of existing projects required, just start right away - return to original Arduino IDE at any time
  • No compatibility issues


Atmel Studio

  • Atmel Studio is a free development environment, based on Visual Studio 2010, from the company that makes the microcontrollers used in the Arduino. Built-in compilers can target the Arduino, or you can use a Makefile to build programs for the Arduino with the same toolchain, and libraries, used in the Arduino IDE.
  • Using Atmel Studio 6 with Arduino projects is a step-by-step guide to transferring Arduino sketches to Atmel's IDE.


MariaMole

MariaMole is an alternative IDE for Arduino. It was created to be as easy as the original Arduino IDE, but also to include some features that programmers are used to see on modern IDEs, like working with multiple projects at the same time, color themes, fine-tuning the compiler/linker options, etc.

It's a very light, open-source and complete alternative for creating and uploading Arduino projects. It's runs on Windows, Linux and Mac.

The oficial page has more information, tutorials and the links for downloading it: http://dalpix.com/mariamole


Microsoft Visual Studio


Universal Embedded Computing IDE (UECIDE)

UECIDE started out as a fork of MPIDE which was itself a fork of the Arduino 0023 IDE. Since then it has grown to be come a fully fledged IDE with an embedded device orientation. Fully supporting all the Arduino boards, plus a whole host of others, it runs on all the main operating systems.


Arduino Eclipse plugin (Windows, Mac and Linux)

With the Eclipse plugin for Arduino you get nearly all the functionality of the Arduino eclipse product but you can integrate it into your environment. Are you working on the Yún and you want a Lua editor, a web editor, and your Arduino code in one project with version control? Then this is your best choice. the Arduino plugin page


Eclipse with the AVR plugin

Do you want to control all the functionality of your AVR processor and have full functionality of avrdude at your fingertips? Then see the playground page Eclipse on how to set it up.


Makefile or ANT script

Visit the project ArduinoDevel. It exports a base Makefile and ANT script.


embedXcode: Arduino on Xcode with Mac OS X

Use the free IDE Xcode 5 on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks or Xcode 6 on OS X 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite to develop your sketches for Arduino with all the niceties Xcode offers, as syntax colouring, code completion and much, much more.


biicode (windows, linux, mac)

It's a free app and service intended to make sharing Arduino code easier, it can be used along with other editors but it offers it's own IDE as an option.

  • Simple installation
  • Allows easy code sharing and reusing other code (no need to download libraries anymore)
  • Allows organizing your code in different folders and files
  • You can use biiIDE or any editor of your choide
  • Register
  • Downloads
  • Documentation and examples and dedicated forum


* Others


Mirrors of the Software

This section documents links to mirrors of the official Arduino IDE. Please add the location of your server as well, it will help people to get the closest path to the files.

Last status check: 2015-04-30. The 'up-to-date-ness' of mirrors is color coded from green to red. Black stands for offline

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