Arduino Libraries and Activities
The Arduino Integrated Development Environment (Arduino IDE) allows you to write and upload codes to your Ibtikar Maker, using a text editor. This open source interface contains a message area, a toolbar with buttons to verify and upload your code and other common functions like create and save files. You can cut, copy, and paste your code. The Arduino IDE runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Interfacing Maker with Arduino requires adding the Maker library. The Maker has two types of libraries:
- Standard Maker Library is required at all times regardless of the software.
- Maker Serial Library, along with the standard library, is required when using Maker with Python.
Extra libraries are needed to interface certain modules like:
- DHTlib for the Temperature and Humidity Sensor (DHT11)
- IRremote-2.2.3 for the IR sender and receiver modules
A challenging collection of activities, that replicate real-life scenarios, can be downloaded from the Download section below.