With the release of Atmel Studio 6.1 came the ability to use the Visual Micro add-in. This was great timing as the free versions of Visual Studio had stopped being issued leaving a gap in the open hardware development IDE genre.

The version for Atmel Studio 6.1 is very much like the tool for Visual Studio. Which is really to be expected since Atmel Studio is based on the Visual Studio 2010 shell.

The Visual Micro add-in is a great advance in the programming IDE’s for the Arduino platform of processor boards. The support is nothing less than exemplary. And the optional software debugger is a fantastic development tool. Grab a copy of Atmel Studio and then either install the Visual Micro add-in from the gallery or go to www.VisualMicro.com and download it there.

Below are a few videos I did discussing the basic features of this wonderful tool!

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Install Demo

<<  NOTE: Patch is no longer needed! >>

Overview & Micro Explorer demo


Compile & Debug


Debug-Halt-Pause Extern