Snap4Arduino binds Snap! and Arduino together and is available in several flavors:
- A desktop application for GNU/Linux, MacOSX and MS Windows.
- A Chrome App for Chromebooks and any other device that can run the Chromium browser or Google Chrome.
- A web application that makes use of a special Chrome extension.
- A command line interpreter for embedded GNU/Linux machines.
- A websockets-powered version for Linino boards.
- A mobile app for Android.
💥EXPERIMENTAL! BARELY USABLE! 💥
Please check out our official website for further info:
You can get the latest pre-built versions for all platforms at:
There are also a few example projects here. To load one of them into Snap4Arduino:
- Click on the project name:
- Click on the Raw button:
- Right click on the text and select
Save As(or just press
Control+S) to save the file into your computer.
- Drag and drop the file you've just downloaded into Snap4Arduino
Of course, this project wouldn't exist without:
The mobile version is powered by Cordova.
Developers, read this
Before trying to build Snap4Arduino, make sure you have
unzip installed in your system.
This project is built by a single shell script that takes care of everything, but it takes for granted you have first prepared your local setup.
If you haven't, please first run the
prepare script with the
The command line parameters for the
prepare script are:
Usage: ./prepare [options] --snap Pulls the latest Snap! version. --nwjs Pulls the latest nwjs.io stable version. --desktop Pulls all NodeJS modules needed for desktop versions. --chromeos Pulls all NodeJS modules needed for the ChromeOS app. --chromium Pulls all NodeJS modules needed for the web extension. --cli Pulls all NodeJS modules needed for command-line version. --all Does all of the above. --inno Attempts to install Inno Setup under Wine, required to build an installer for the Microsoft Windows versions.
Once your local setup is ready, you can use the
build script as follows:
Usage: ./build [OPTIONS] --platform=TARGET Selects a platform. Accepts both generic platform names (all, mobile, desktop, desktop/gnu) and specific names (desktop/gnu/64). See --help=platform for details. --run Builds and runs Snap4Arduino for the specified architecture. Only for desktop GNU/Linux and Android. --makeinstaller Attempts to create an installer for the Microsoft Windows versions. Needs Inno Setup, check prepare script for info. --rerun Runs the last built version of Snap4Arduino, if it exists. Only for desktop GNU/Linux. --keeptmp Do not remove the temporary build directory afterwards. --pack Compresses the resulting files into a properly named package. --deploy=URL Tries to deploy the built version(s) to a server. Implicitly runs --pack. --username=USERNAME Specifies a username for the deploy server. --password=PASSWD Specifies a password for that user.
To find out which platforms are supported by the build script, just run
Usage: ./build --platform=TARGET [--run] [--deploy=URL --username=USERNAME [--dir=PATH]] Available platforms are: embedded/cli desktop/win/32 desktop/win/64 desktop/osx/32 desktop/osx/64 desktop/gnu/32 desktop/gnu/64 desktop/chromeos web/chromium mobile/android Generic names are also accepted, such as: desktop desktop/gnu mobile this all
Embedded Command Line Version
Third party NodeJS packages:
This repository contains only source files. The old, huge (2Gb+!) repository that contained all binaries can still be found for archaeologic purposes at: https://github.com/edutec/Snap4Arduino-old-huge
Snap4Arduino was started in 2013 as a side project in the Edutec research group from Citilab (Cornellà, Barcelona), but was soon turned into a full fledged project when it began to gain user base and became clear that it had potential. Since then, it has been used in primary schools, high schools, universities, code clubs, artistic installations and individuals from all around the world. It has received localization contributions for 13 different languages, and projects such as Phiro (India), SmartBlock (Turkey), First Makers (Chile) or ROKIT Brick (South Korea) have based their software solutions in modified versions of Snap4Arduino. From June 2016 until August 2017 it was supported and developed at Arduino.org. Nowadays it is being independently developed by Bernat Romagosa, Joan Guillén and several contributors.
Please read CONTRIBUTING.md before sending us any pull requests. Thank you!