Using Eclipse Arduino IDE with Souliss

Using Eclipse Arduino IDE with Souliss

This is tutorial how to setup Eclipse Arduino IDE to compile sketches using Souliss.

I assume you use Windows (Windows 7 64-bit in my case) - for other operating systems there are minor differences.

Download and install

Download Arduino IDE Bundle

I recommend to download whole bundle: Eclipse + Arduino IDE plugin in stable version V2.4_win64.2015-12-06_20-24-02

http://eclipse.baeyens.it/stable-win.html

Select 32 or 64 bit version, according to your Windows version.

I choose 64-bit version and downloaded V2.4_win64.2015-12-06_20-24-02.tar.gz file.

Unpack Eclipse Arduino IDE

Unpack V2.4_win64.2015-12-06_20-24-02.tar.gz using for example 7-zip, to any directory without spaces in name.

In my case it is: C:\Apps\eclipseArduino-V2.4_win64.2015-12-06_20-24-02\

Download Arduino IDE 1.6.5

You need exactly that version - 1.6.5!

Page: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/OldSoftwareReleases#previous

I recommend Windows ZIP file for non admin install: http://arduino.cc/download_handler.php?f=/arduino-1.6.5-r5-windows.zip

So you need to unpack arduino-1.6.5-r5-windows.zip to any directory. In my case it is: C:\Apps\arduino-1.6.5-r5\

You can also use Windows installer, but remember to use correct Arduino installation path later.

Download make.exe

Windows users need make utillity, because it is no more in Arduino.

Download from ftp://ftp.equation.com/make/32/make.exe and place on your PATH or in your Arduino IDE hardware\tools\avr\bin directory. In my case it is: c:\Apps\arduino-1.6.5-r5\hardware\tools\avr\bin

Configure Eclipse Arduino IDE

Launch eclipseArduinoIDE.exe

Configure Arduino plugin

  • Enter Preferences: Menu Window, Preferences
  • select Arduino on the left tree
  • Enter correct paths

    configure1

    You should see green text: ide is supported

    If make.exe is on your PATH you can check test if make can be found and you should see green Make is found on your system.

    If make.exe is in hardware\tools\avr\bin you will see make is not found on your system but it still should work.

  • Apply

Set the save before build option

  • Enter Preferences: Menu Window, Preferences
  • select General, Workspace on left tree
  • Mark Save automatically before build checkbox
  • Apply configure2

Add .ino and .pde as C++ Source

  • Enter Preferences: Menu Window, Preferences
  • Select C/C++, File types on left tree configure3a

  • Press New.., enter .ino and select C++ Source File, OK configure3b

  • Again press New.., enter .pde and select C++ Source File, OK configure3c

  • Apply

Create and compile first Sketch

  • Connect your Arduino board to computer
  • Menu File, New, New Arduino sketch or press New sketch on toolbar

    newsketchbutton

  • Enter Project name, for example hello, Next
  • Select your board and COM port, for example Arduino/Genuino Uno, COM11, Next
  • In Select code choose: Sample Sketch. In Select Example code mark checkbox for Blink under 01.Basics, Next
  • OK

Compile (Verify) your sketch

  • Press Verify button on toolbar

    verifybutton

On Console tab you should see many messages and at the end: 'Finished building target: hello' Build Finished

blinkcompiled

On Problems tab should be no red Errors

Upload your sketch

  • Press Upload button on toolbar

uploadbutton

On Console Tab you can see messages like this:

Starting upload
using arduino loader
Starting reset using DTR toggle process
Flushing buffer
Toggling DTR
Continuing to use COM12
Ending reset using DTR toggle process


Launching C:\Apps\arduino-1.6.5-r5\hardware\tools\avr/bin/avrdude -CC:\Apps\arduino-1.6.5-r5\hardware\tools\avr/etc/avrdude.conf -patmega328p -carduino -PCOM12 -b115200 -D -Uflash:w:C:\Apps\eclipseArduino-V2.4_win64.2015-12-06_20-24-02\workspace\hello/Release/hello.hex:i 
Output:

avrdude: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions

Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.00s

avrdude: Device signature = 0x1e950f
avrdude: reading input file "C:\Apps\eclipseArduino-V2.4_win64.2015-12-06_20-24-02\workspace\hello/Release/hello.hex"
avrdude: writing flash (1030 bytes):

Writing | ################################################## | 100% 0.18s

avrdude: 1030 bytes of flash written
avrdude: verifying flash memory against C:\Apps\eclipseArduino-V2.4_win64.2015-12-06_20-24-02\workspace\hello/Release/hello.hex:
avrdude: load data flash data from input file C:\Apps\eclipseArduino-V2.4_win64.2015-12-06_20-24-02\workspace\hello/Release/hello.hex:
avrdude: input file C:\Apps\eclipseArduino-V2.4_win64.2015-12-06_20-24-02\workspace\hello/Release/hello.hex contains 1030 bytes
avrdude: reading on-chip flash data:

Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.15s

avrdude: verifying ...
avrdude: 1030 bytes of flash verified

avrdude done.  Thank you.

avr/bin/avrdude finished
upload done

And your Arduino board should blink!

If uploading is very slow and you see on Console tab: avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x39 it meanse you have communication problems.

Double check your cables and COM port number.

You can change COM port (or even board type)

  • Select in menu: Project, Properties
  • Select Arduino on the left tree
  • Correct your COM port and/or board type

changeboard

Create and compile Souliss sketch

Download Souliss

Open https://github.com/souliss/souliss/ and Download zip (https://github.com/souliss/souliss/archive/friariello.zip)

Unpack Souliss

Unpack souliss-friariello.zip to your Arduino library - the same you configured in Configure Arduino plugin step as Private Library path. Rename souliss-friariello directory to just souliss.

Create new Arduino Sketch based on Souliss example

  • Connect your Arduino board to computer
  • Press New sketch on toolbar

newsketchbutton

  • Enter Project name, for example souliss-test, Next
  • Select your board and COM port, for example Arduino/Genuino Uno, COM11, Next
  • In Select code choose: Sample Sketch. In Select Example code mark checkbox for e01_HelloWorld under souliss and ethernet, Next
  • OK

Add libraries to your sketch

  • Menu Arduino, Add a library to the seleected project
  • Mark checkboxes on souliss and SPI, Finish

Exclude some souliss file from compilation

Because all souliss files (both .h and .cpp) are actually included in your sketch, compile must not compile .cpp files. So you need to exclude them from compilation!

In Project Explorer, expand your project, Libraries, souliss, select all directories from base to webhook

excludesoulissdirs1

Then select from context menu Resource Configuration, Exlude from builds, Select all, OK

Directories base, bconf, … webhook should be grayed out:

excludesoulissdirs2

Compile (Verify) your sketch

  • Press Verify button on toolbar

Sketch should build without errors (but with many warnings - it’s normal) and you can upload it to board.