Preparing the Arduino IDE for use with SenseStage

We have created some special definitions for the SenseStage boards to use within Arduino. These adaptations are necessary for revision B of the SenseStage MiniBee, as this revision uses a different clock than any of the default Arduino boards. For revision A, you can select to use the “LilyPad Arduino w/ ATmega168″ or “Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (3.3V, 8 MHz), w/ ATmega168″ instead.

  • Get the Arduino IDE.
  • You must have Arduino IDE 0018 or greater (older versions do not support additional hardware definitions the same way).
  • Download the Arduino SenseStage extensions.
  • Unarchive the download.
  • In there you will find a folder called “hardware”.
  • Copy the folder (including all the contents) to the root of your Arduino Sketch folder. If you have already a “hardware” folder in there, then copy the “minibee” folder that is in the downloaded package’s “hardware” folder to it.
  • You will also find a folder called “libraries” in the downloaded package.
  • Copy the folder (including all the contents) to the root of your Arduino Sketch folder. If you have already a “libraries” folder in there, then copy the “MiniBee” folder that is in the downloaded package’s “libraries” folder to it.
  • (Re)start arduino.
  • The MiniBee Boards will show up in the Tools -> Board ->.
  • The MiniBee Firmware examples will show up in the File -> Examples -> MiniBee, and the MiniBee Firmware library will show up in Sketch -> Import Library… -> MiniBee

Placing the downloaded SenseStage MiniBee folders into the Arduino Sketch folder

Screenshot of SenseStage MiniBee board selection in the Arduino IDE

The MiniBee examples in the Arduino IDE

The MiniBee library import in the Arduino IDE.

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