RAD is a framework for programming the Arduino physcial computing platform using Ruby. RAD converts Ruby scripts written using a set of Rails-like conventions and helpers into C source code which can be compiled and run on the Arduino microcontroller. It also provides a set of Rake tasks for automating the compilation and upload process.
For a full introduction see rad.rubyforge.org
The main documentation is here: ArduinoSketch.
See also the Arduino Software reference: www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage
See the examples directory for lots of examples of RAD in action: rad.rubyforge.org/examples Madrona Fork Screencast is here: www.vimeo.com/1272402 Occasional commentary here: senplicity.wordpress.com/
To install the madrona fork gem:
$ Update to RubyGems 1.2.0 before proceeding!! $ gem sources -a http://gems.github.com (you only have to do this once) $ sudo gem install madrona-rad
To install the original rad:
$ sudo gem install rad
Run the rad command to create a new project:
$ rad my_project
Write a sketch that will blink a single LED every 500ms:
class MyProject < ArduinoSketch output_pin 13, :as => led def loop blink led, 500 end end
Attach your Arduino and use rake to complile and upload your sketch:
$ rake make:upload
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