Gamebuino META manual setup

By Aurélien Rodot, 1 week 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"
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  • 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.
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  • 5 - Click "OK"
  • 6 - Click on "Tools/Boards/Board Manager..."
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  • 7 - Wait for the boards list to be updated. We will now download two boards
  • 8 - Search for "Arduino SAMD" and install it
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  • 9 - Search for "Gamebuino META" and install it
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  • 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
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  • 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"
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  • 3 - Wait for the library list to be updated
  • 4 - Search for "Gamebuino META" and install it
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  • 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!

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