This is the second article in the series, which introduces the installation and usage of the Arduino-Lite.
Arduino-Lite is a lightweight high-performance firmware library for AVR mcus, which is developed based on the original Arduino project. We make it easy to use, just like the Arduino. Compared to the original library, Arduino-Lite generates smaller binaries and perform faster.
Some brief introduction to the Arudino-Lite: Arduino-Lite, Lightweight AVR library used by RoboPeak(1)
1. What are included in Arduino-Lite?
Arduino-Lite hosted on Google Code consists of:
- Source code of Arduino-Lite firmware library
- WINAVR (avr-gcc) compiler set
- Arduino-Lite compiling system
- Samples and templates
Arduino-Lite users only need to download the package to develop, compile, burn/upload and even debug AVR programs, along with system default text editors(notepad, vim); no third-party library are required. Arduino-Lite, for sure, do not prevent you from using any software or libraries.
2. Download and configure Arduino-Lite
2.1 Get Arduino-Lite
The open source version of Arduino-Lite can be retrived from Google Code:http://code.google.com/p/arduino-lite/。There are two ways to get Arduino-Lite:
- Compressed Package
In the Download section of our Google Code project page, we released compressed packages of Arduino-Lite, what are named like arduino-lite-r1.0.zip. After downloading, no installation steps are needed, just decompress to some folder.
Check out any revision anonymously from the svn repository hosted on Google Code.