Get Started In No Time
Dino lets you start programming your Arduino with Ruby in minutes.
Install the Gem
gem install dino
Prepare the Bootstrapper
Use the included command line tool to create a folder with the Arduino sketch you want to use and optionally configure it.
# If connecting via serial, USB or ser2net, this is all you should need: dino generate-sketch serial # If usng the ethernet shield, you'll want to specify unique MAC and IP addresses: dino generate-sketch ethernet --mac XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX --ip XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX # For more options: dino help
Note: Current Ethernet shields come with a sticker indicating the MAC address you should use with them. For older shields without a dedicated MAC address, inventing a random one should work, but don't use the same one for multiple boards. Valid IP addresses depend on the configuration of your network.
Upload The Bootstrapper
- Connect the Arduino to a USB port on your machine, regardless of which sketch you're using.
- Open the normal Arduino IDE
- Open the
.inofile in the sketch folder you just generated.
- Click the upload button (an arrow).
- Build the sample circuit examples/led/led.png
- From your terminal, execute
- Observe your LED blinking continuously
Examples and Tutorials
Circuits and Programs
- Take a look in the example directory for small component examples
- Try Getting Started with Arduino and Dino from Jumpstart Lab, building a number-guessing game and a simple nightlight
- An example rails app using Dino and Pusher
- For a Sinatra example look at the site used to shoot the cannon at RubyConf2012