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Getting boards made

Arduino and Eclipse

The previous procedure was to install Eclipse then the AVR plugin. There is not a better system that contains all of the modules in one place called arduinoEclipse.

Reference

Procedure:

  1. Download and install 7zip if you don't already have it. You will need it to decompress the .tar.gz file.
    1. http://www.7-zip.org/
  2. Install a recent Java JRE
    1. http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp
  3. Download and install Arduino 1.5.6 beta or later
    1. http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software#toc2
    2. Important: Make sure that you install it in a path that does not have spaces or non-alphanumeric characters. The default c:\Program Files(x86)\ will not work. Instead, install it somewhere like c:\Programs\Arduino
  4. Download and install the "Product" v2.3 of arduinoEclipse
    1. http://eclipse.baeyens.it/download.php
  5. Decompress the .tar.gz into a .tar file by right-clicking and using 7Zip
  6. Decompress the .tar file by right-clicking and using 7Zip
  7. Go into the eclipseArduino folder inside. Run eclipseArduinoIDE.exe
  8. You will be presented with some terse instructions. I am still determining what they mean.
  9. click on menu: Window > Preferences
    1. click on Arduino
    2. Make sure that the Arduino IDE path is correct. Something like c:/Programs/Arduino
    3. expand C++ by clicking on the triangle next to it
    4. Click on File Types
    5. Add Pattern: *.ino Type: c++ Source File

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