AttoDuino, Arduino 1.6.x and Linux

Last year I crowdfunded an interesting project called AttoDuino. The project itself calls it “Arduino on steroids” and its Texas Instruments ARM┬« Cortex┬«-M4F processor, which includes a math coprocessor that runs at 80 MHz. The AttoDuino is completely wireless, with built-in bluetooth, and can be programmed via bluetooth as well.

AttoDuino

With some delays it was only delivered this week and following the instructions from their website I found out that with the recent Arduino IDE changes, it’s not recognised as a third party hardware anymore and that there wasn’t a Linux version of the tools included.

It’d been a very long time since I spent time into setting up a cross compiling chain and I’d never before done any modifications to Arduino software, but I thought to give it a try. AttoDuino and its computing power could prove to be a solution to a hardware project of mine and if not, at least I could learn something. Continue reading AttoDuino, Arduino 1.6.x and Linux