Dino is a ruby gem that helps you bootstrap prototyping with an Arduino
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Dino 0.11.3

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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 .ino file in the sketch folder you just generated.
  • Click the upload button (an arrow).

Verify Install

  • Build the sample circuit examples/led/led.png
  • From your terminal, execute ruby examples/led/led.rb
  • Observe your LED blinking continuously

Examples and Tutorials

Circuits and Programs

Explanatory Talks