Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Code Bender & Chromebooks: Cloud-based Arduino Programming
I've just spent the morning programming ATtiny85s (for paper circuitry projects) using my Chromebook!
I just discovered that it's possible (and easy) to program an Arduino board by adding the CodeBender plug-in to your browser! Using CodeBender takes less time than trying to set up the Arduino IDE on a PC and allows users to access their sketches from any computer! This is bound to save time if you are ever teaching a workshop for a group who hasn't set up Arduino on their devices before, or if your students are Chromebook users.
1. When using CodeBender, you cannot use an AVR Tiny Programmer on a Chromebook (you can use one with the Firefox browser, however). Using an Arduino UNO set up as an ISP, however, will do the trick.