Arduino Programming with Visual Micro for Atmel Studio 6.1

On June 28, 2013, in Arduino, Programming, by Dennis Hill

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

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Arduino Programming With Atmel Studio 6.0

On June 25, 2013, in Arduino, by Dennis Hill

I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t take long for me to get tired of the standard Arduino IDE. Don’t get me wrong; if all you are doing is trying out new code, compiling and uploading to your board for testing, then the IDE is fine. But when you are working on a project and desire a full featured IDE you have to look no further than Atmel Studio.

In the video below I review and demo the steps involved to get your Arduino board up and running (programmed) with Atmel Studio 6.0.

Omar Francisco Arduino Installer Program

Setting up the Arduino USB to Serial programmer inside Atmel Studio.

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