How To Setup Arduino IDE-v3
One of the great things about the Komby devices is the ease of programming. All of the RF1 and RFShowControl devices are able to be programmed with the Arduino interactive development environment (IDE). The Arduino IDE is an Open Source development environment, which makes it really easy to load code onto a RF1 or RFShowControl device.
Getting the IDE
- Download the IDE from http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
- For Windows use :http://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-1.5.2-windows.zip
- For MacOS use: http://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-1.5.2-macosx.zip
- For Linux use: http://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-1.5.2-linux32.tgz or http://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-1.5.2-linux64.tgz
use the 1.5 or newer version
- For Mac — Download .zip file, decompress on desktop and drag to Applications folder.
- For Windows - Installer; execute the installer.
- Double Click the Arduino application and launch it for the first time.
Now that was fun, but we need some libraries to make this all work. Close the Arduino application
Installing RFShowControl firmware to your Arduino IDE
Uninstall Windows Step 1
Go to your "My Documents/Arduino/libraries" folder, select all of the folders and back them up into a zip archive.
Uninstall Windows Step 2
After you verify that they all zipped up correctly, delete the old versions.
Uninstall Mac OS Step 1
Go to your */Users/Documents/Arduino/Libraries/* folder, select all the items, control click on them and use the "Compress ..." function.
Uninstall Mac OS Step 2
After you verify that they all compressed correctly, delete the old versions.
Download and install
Now its time to install.
The current release at time of writing this wiki is 3.0-Beta.1.1.
You only need to download the big green button zip file (don't worry about the "source code" buttons). It has the RFShowControl code and all the needed support libraries.
Install Windows Step 1
You will need to unzip once you download. First unzip the release.
Install Windows Step 2
Next, navigate inside the folder and copy all of the containing folders. You need to copy these to your Arduino/libraries folder; on Windows this is in "My Documents/Arduino/libraries"
Now, paste them into the Arduino/libraries folder.
Install Mac OS Step 1
You will need to decompress once you download; double-click on the downloaded file and it will expand to a folder.
Install Mac OS Step 2
Open your */Users/Documents/Arduino/Libraries/* folder, define all in the RFShowControl folder and drag the files into the Libraries folder.
If your library folder looks like the appropriate above picture you are ALL DONE!! YAY!