Installing Industrial Shields equipment to the Arduino IDE

Installing Industrial Shields equipment to the Arduino IDE

In order to be able to program our equipment even more easily, it is possible to install to Arduino IDE. Once installed will not be necessary to know witch Arduino board that includes each equipment, neither to consult the mapping between the pins of Arduino board and INs and OUTs of the PLCs, not even will be necessary to use our libraries: now all this information will be included in the Arduino IDE. When you select one of our PLCs, INs and OUTs will be already available with their names, moreover as libraries that will facilitate the use of different communication ports (RS-232, RS-485, …).

The steps to follow to install our equipment’s to Arduino IDE are:

1- Open the Arduino IDE, version 1.8.0 or supperior. If you don’t have it yet, you can download to  https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software .

2- Press the “Preferences” option to “File” menu and open the preferences window.

3- In the text box “Additional boards manager URLs”, add the direction:

http://apps.industrialshields.com/main/arduino/boards/package_industrialshields_index.json

4- Close the preferences window with the “Ok” button. 

5- Click on “Tools” menu , and open the “Boards” submenu, and click the “Boards Manager” option, to open the Boards Manager window.

6- Search “industrialshields” to the search filter and select to the list and click “Install”.

7- Close the “Boards Manager”.

Once it is performed that steps, you are available to select each PLC that you wish to work on “Tools” > “Boards”: ARDBOX, M-DUINO, …

Moreover, it appears new examples to how to use our PLCs in the menu “File” > “Examples”

Also it is important to stand out that now it is not necessary to overwrite the w5100.h  from the Ethernet library for the M-DUINO family.

 

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