Artemis Development with Arduino

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Arduino Installation

With the Arduino Board Manager, installing new board support within your Arduino IDE is a breeze!

Note: This example assumes you are using the latest version of the Arduino IDE on your desktop. If this is your first time using Arduino, please review our tutorial on installing the Arduino IDE. If you have not previously installed an Arduino library, please check out our installation guide.

Installing the Arduino Core for Apollo3

We've built the Arduino core for Apollo3 from scratch, making it as lightweight and easy to use as possible.

To install the SparkFun Apollo3 Arduino Core:

  • Open the Arduino IDE (must be v1.6.12 or later)
  • Navigate to Preferences
    Arduino Preferences, under File

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  • In the "Additional Board Manager URL" box, add

    language:c
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sparkfun/Arduino_Apollo3/main/package_sparkfun_apollo3_index.json
    

Additional Boards Manager URL location in the Preferences Dialog

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  • Go to Tools > Board and select the Boards Manager

Arduino Boards Manager Dialog, under Tools

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  • Search for "Apollo", and you should find the SparkFun Apollo3 board package.
  • Make sure the latest version is selected and click Install

Board manager showing SparkFun Apollo3 Artemis install

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Installation may take a few minutes -- included in the install are all necessary source files for the Arduino core and Apollo3 libraries, plus all of the compiler and software-upload tools you'll need to use the Artemis with Arduino.

Once the board definitions have been installed, you should see a new set of Artemis boards under your Tools > Board menu.

List of Artemis boards

Note: The image here shows the SparkFun BlackBoard Artemis and is out of date. The latest version of the SparkFun Apollo3 Arduino Core will have selections for the SparkFun RedBoard Artemis, Nano and ATP versions.