Get your computer ready to make Gamebuino META games in a matter of minutes!

Install the latest version of Arduino IDE (Or at least version 1.6.5)

Download the Arduino IDE

  • This might require administrator rights on the computer
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and even Raspberry Pi!
  • Download and install the software
  • Windows users: Install the drivers when asked to

Now, we need to setup two key elements to be able to program on your Gamebuino: the board and the libraries.

I - Install the boards

  • 1 - Launch the Arduino IDE
  • 2 - Click on "Files/Preferences"
  • 3 - Copy the following address in "Additional Boards Manager URLs:". If you already have other URLs present, separate them with a comma ","
https://lab.gamebuino.com/arduino/package_gamebuino_index.json
  • 4 - While you're at it, you can check "Show verbose output during compilation" and during "upload" to have more info about what is going on under the hood.
  • 5 - Click "OK"
  • 6 - Click on "Tools/Boards/Board Manager..."
  • 7 - Wait for the boards list to be updated. We will now download two boards
  • 8 - Search for "Arduino SAMD" and install it
  • 9 - Search for "Gamebuino META" and install it
  • 10 - Sit down and relax while it's downloading. You can check out the Creations and give a few likes to kill time :)
  • 11 - Click "Close"
  • 12 - Click on "Tools/Boards/Gamebuino META" (at the bottom of the list) to select the right device
  • Linux only: Give permission to the serial port with the following command, then log out and in again
sudo adduser <username> dialout

II - Install the library

  • 1 - Launch the Arduino IDE (if you closed it)
  • 2 - Click on "Sketch/Include Library/Manage Libraries"
  • 3 - Wait for the library list to be updated
  • 4 - Search for "Gamebuino META" and install it
  • 5 - Close your eyes, breathe deeply and think about the game you want to make while it's downloading.
  • 6 - Click on "Close"

Start programming!

Last comments

tt5055335

NEW 6 days ago

Sorunome Sorunome

Yes it does.I managed to Setup Arduino IDE like the tutorials says.

I installed your Package and it showed error about Arduino PATH so I entered in its settings my arduino path = /home/Username/arduino-1.8.4 .

I opened an Arduino file Test.ino with this code

#include <Gamebuino-Meta.h> 

void setup() {
  gb.begin();
}

void loop() {
  while(!gb.update());
  gb.display.clear();
  gb.display.clear

  // This is where most of the program takes place
  gb.display.print("hello, world");
}

but another error shows


Uncaught Error: spawn EACCES

internal/child_process.js:319

Show Stack Trace

The error was thrown from the arduino-upload package. This issue has already been reported.

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and ARDUINO 1.8.4


Thanks a lot

Sorunome

NEW 1 week ago

tt5055335 tt5055335

Does the gamebuino meta board show up in the arduino IDE?

While I am not familiar with platform.io, the goal is to get the IDE to compile with our board definition. If it doesn't show up in a gui, the text ID thing is gamebuino:samd:gamebuino_meta_native. If the gamebuino meta board doesn't show up at all it might be a bug within platform.io that it doesn't parse custom board definitions, and it might be report-worthy.

That being said, I also use atom for development, I, however, use a self-developed package arduino-upload.

tt5055335

6 days ago

Yes it does.I managed to Setup Arduino IDE like the tutorials says.

I installed your Package and it showed error about Arduino PATH so I entered in its settings my arduino path = /home/Username/arduino-1.8.4 .

I opened an Arduino file Test.ino with this code

#include <Gamebuino-Meta.h> 

void setup() {
  gb.begin();
}

void loop() {
  while(!gb.update());
  gb.display.clear();
  gb.display.clear

  // This is where most of the program takes place
  gb.display.print("hello, world");
}

but another error shows


Uncaught Error: spawn EACCES

internal/child_process.js:319

Show Stack Trace

The error was thrown from the arduino-upload package. This issue has already been reported.

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and ARDUINO 1.8.4


Thanks a lot

tt5055335

NEW 1 week ago

I am trying to use ATOM I installed Platform.io plugin and also Gamebuio Meta Library but what do I choose when I am going ot setup my project?

I cannot find any gamebuino option 

thanks a lot


Sorunome

1 week ago

Does the gamebuino meta board show up in the arduino IDE?

While I am not familiar with platform.io, the goal is to get the IDE to compile with our board definition. If it doesn't show up in a gui, the text ID thing is gamebuino:samd:gamebuino_meta_native. If the gamebuino meta board doesn't show up at all it might be a bug within platform.io that it doesn't parse custom board definitions, and it might be report-worthy.

That being said, I also use atom for development, I, however, use a self-developed package arduino-upload.

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