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editor

The Arduino has an awesome new editor.

I have always liked "Code Blocks" as a powerful code editor (and compiler, if set up properly). It is "feature rich" Nice,

There is now a version of this editor for the Arduino!!! (I use and appreciate the original Arduino sketch editor, but it leaves a lot to ask for and I am getting a bit tired of it....

So far, as a demo Code Blocks recreated the good old "blink" program and then compiled it and could run on it on an Arduino. Wow!

This is a fairly early version of the Arduino version and I expect more than its share of problems, but this is a GREAT start!!!

Messing with the Picaxe editor help menu

When researching the exact connections on my 28x1 projectboard, I scowered my directory C:\Program Files\Programming Editor\datasheets\ and found user.txt.

And guess what? It lets you change the help menu in your editor.

picaxe_userhelp_rtfm.gif

That fourth option was not there before! All that was needed was one extra line in the textfile:
PCB hackers need to Read this F*****g Manual now!=c:\Program Files\Programming Editor\datasheets\axe001_pcb.pdf

Picaxe - Now for Mac & Linux!

I am yet to try it, am downloading for the first time as I write, however, just released:

http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/picaxe/ -> Software