Arduino Eclipse IDE 2.4 – Arduino 1.6.3 – Teensyduino 1.22 – Mac & Windows installation
These installation instructions have got much simpler for users of Teensy boards since Teensyduino now also supports Arduino 1.6.x.
Max OSX (Yosemite 10.10.2)
Download and install in the software packages listen below in the order shown:
Note : It’s good practice to check now with a Teensy board if the Blink sketch can be compiled and uploaded just verify the installation of the previous software packages was successful.
Start the Arduino Eclipse IDE
Note : In order to run on a Mac the Arduino Eclipse IDE requires a JRE 1.7. If problems are encountered starting the IDE please upgrade the JRE. There are numerous instructions available online so this will not be covered here.
From the menu bar select Eclipse Arduino IDE -> Preferences. .
Ib the preferences window in the left pane select Arduino. In the right pane set the paths to match the situation on your computer. Below is a screenshot of the settings on my iMac:
Click Apply and OK.
This concludes the installation. As Teensyduino is now compatible with Arduino 1.6.x this installation also makes all the libraries directly available in the Arduino Eclipse IDE that ship with Teensyduino and that you’ve chosen to install during the installation of Teensyduino.
Windows 7 (32-bit)
There is one big difference and are a small number of minor differences between the installation procedure on Windows and Mac.
The file locations are obviously different.On my Windows installation (running in VM-Fusion on my iMac) the Arduino executable(s) are located in C:Program/Files Arduino. The folder with the Eclipse Arduino IDE can be placed anywhere as the IDE is written in Java. As such JRE 1.7 (min) is needed .
The big difference actually concerns the Arduino IDE. Since version 1.5.7 the Arduino IDE on Windows only does not include a make utility anymore which is needed by the Arduino Eclipse IDE. On Mac OS X and Linux that utility is usually part of the operating system and already present.
There is a long tread on the GitHub account for the Arduino Eclipse IDE. However, by copying the /utils folder C:/Arduino/hardware/tools/avr/utils from Arduino 1.5.6 to the equivalent location in the Arduino 1.6.3 folder structure this can be corrected.
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