Artemis Development with the Arduino IDE

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Status LED: Blink

The status LED is great for troubleshooting and debugging code. For all of our boards with an Artemis module, the status LED can be accessed in the Mbed-CLI with the variable LED1. However, we have already linked the LED_BUILTIN variable to the Blink example built into the Arduino IDE.


With full Arduino support, users will be able to implement the built-in examples of the Arduino IDE on the Artemis DK. To begin, let's start with the most basic example: Blink. From the drop down file menu, pull up the script:

select blink example
Screen shot of the built-in Blink example in the Arduino IDE.

Note: Users who need the compiled binary code in order to program the Artemis DK, save this example somewhere that is easily accessible; the desktop is a good option. (*Remember to use Save As, so that you retain the original example within the Arduino IDE.)

save example to desktop
Blink example being saved to the Desktop.

Next, you will want to select the appropriate board from the tools drop down menu: Tools > Board: > Select a Board

select artemis dk board
Selecting an Artemis board definition in the Arduino IDE.

The last step is to program your board. Use the programming method associated with your board.


This example is very fundamental and should result in the LED blinking on and then off, with a period of a second. Follow the steps for programming the associated board to see the code in action.

LED Blinking
A demonstration of the STAT LED blinking.