Artemis Development with the Arduino IDE

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Setting up the Arduino IDE

Installing the Arduino IDE

Note: For first-time users, who have never programmed before and are looking to use the Arduino IDE, we recommend beginning with the SparkFun Inventor's Kit (SIK), which includes a simpler board like the Arduino Uno or SparkFun RedBoard and is designed to help users get started programming with the Arduino IDE.

Most users will be familiar with the Arduino IDE and it's use. As a point of reference for professional developers who aren't aware, the Arduino IDE is an open-source development environment, written in Java, that makes it easy to write code and upload it to a supported board. For more details, feel free to check out the Arduino website.

To get started with the Arduino IDE, check out the following tutorials:

Installing an Arduino Library

How do I install a custom Arduino library? It's easy! This tutorial will go over how to install an Arduino library using the Arduino Library Manager. For libraries not linked with the Arduino IDE, we will also go over manually installing an Arduino library.

What is an Arduino?

What is this 'Arduino' thing anyway? This tutorials dives into what an Arduino is and along with Arduino projects and widgets.

Installing Arduino IDE

A step-by-step guide to installing and testing the Arduino software on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Installing Board Definitions in the Arduino IDE

How do I install a custom Arduino board/core? It's easy! This tutorial will go over how to install an Arduino board definition using the Arduino Board Manager. We will also go over manually installing third-party cores, such as the board definitions required for many of the SparkFun development boards.

Installing the Apollo3 Board Definitions

Note: The Arduino core for the Apollo3 (i.e. the board definitions) is only compatible up to release 1.8.12. We are currently looking into the issue.

Users will need to install the SparkFun Apollo3 Boards board definitions in the Arduino IDE for our development boards with an Artemis module. Please use the guide below, to get started with installing the SparkFun Apollo3 core for the Artemis modules:

Installing Board Definitions in the Arduino IDE

September 9, 2020

How do I install a custom Arduino board/core? It's easy! This tutorial will go over how to install an Arduino board definition using the Arduino Board Manager. We will also go over manually installing third-party cores, such as the board definitions required for many of the SparkFun development boards.

Otherwise, users can check out this tutorial on Installing Additional Cores provided by Arduino. Users will also need the .json file for the SparkFun Apollo3 Arduino Core:

Once, the .json file has been added to the Additional Boards Manager URLs, search for Apollo3 in the Boards Manager.

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SparkFun Apollo3 Boards listed in the Boards Manager. (Click to enlarge)

To complete the installation process, selected the SparkFun Apollo3 Boards core and click on the INSTALL button that appears in the lower, right-hand corner. The board definition along with the associated libraries and example sketches will be installed automatically. (*Make sure that the Apollo3 Arduino core is at least version 2.0.0.)

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SparkFun's Apollo3 boards and examples listed in the Arduino IDE. (Click to enlarge)

Installing the BLE Library

For users interested in the BLE functionality of the Apollo3 and Artemis boards, we have provided full support to the Arduino BLE library. Additional details about the library can be referenced from the documentation provided by Arduino.

Users will need to install the Arduino BLE library to take advantage of that functionality; please use the guide below, to get started with installing the Arduino BLE library:

Installing an Arduino Library

January 11, 2013

How do I install a custom Arduino library? It's easy! This tutorial will go over how to install an Arduino library using the Arduino Library Manager. For libraries not linked with the Arduino IDE, we will also go over manually installing an Arduino library.