Gamebuino META manual setup

Creations

Aurélien Rodot

1 year ago

I- Download and install the Arduino IDE

Download the Arduino IDE

  • This might require administrator rights on the computer
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and even Raspberry Pi!
  • Download and install the software
  • Windows users: Install the drivers when asked to

Now, we need to setup two key elements to be able to program on your Gamebuino: the board and the libraries.

II - Install the boards

  • 1 - Launch the Arduino IDE
  • 2 - Click on "Files/Preferences"
  • 3 - Copy the following address in "Additional Boards Manager URLs:". If you already have other URLs present, separate them with a comma ","
https://lab.gamebuino.com/arduino/package_gamebuino_index.json
  • 4 - You can check "Show verbose output during compilation" and during "upload" to have more info about what is going on under the hood.
  • 5 - Click "OK"
  • 6 - Click on "Tools/Boards/Board Manager..."
  • 7 - Wait for the boards list to be updated. We will now download two boards
  • 8 - Search for "Arduino SAMD" and install it
  • 9 - Search for "Gamebuino META" and install it
  • 10 - Sit down and relax while it's downloading. You can check out the Creations and give a few likes to kill time :)
  • 11 - Click "Close"
  • 12 - Click on "Tools/Boards/Gamebuino META" (at the bottom of the list) to select the right device
  • Linux only: Give permission to the serial port with the following command, then log out and in again
sudo adduser <username> dialout

III - Install the library

  • 1 - Launch the Arduino IDE (if you closed it)
  • 2 - Click on "Sketch/Include Library/Manage Libraries"
  • 3 - Wait for the library list to be updated
  • 4 - Search for "Gamebuino META" and install it
  • 5 - Close your eyes, breathe deeply and think about the game you want to make while it's downloading.
  • 6 - Click on "Close"
If you have a Gamebuino, click on the button down below and try out your first code!

Compile and run your game

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YQN

NEW 10 months ago

Step II.9: The Gamebuino META board is not showing up in the list. Could it be because I'm using WinXP?

Sorunome

10 months ago

have you added the boards url like described in II.3 ?

Sorunome

NEW 10 months ago

YQN YQN

have you added the boards url like described in II.3 ?

YQN

10 months ago

Nope, I managed to skip this step, silly me! That's what happens when you wanna go too fast! Thanks! Now working :)

YQN

NEW 10 months ago

Sorunome Sorunome

Nope, I managed to skip this step, silly me! That's what happens when you wanna go too fast! Thanks! Now working :)

nobody5050

NEW 9 months ago

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