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You might want to continue reading on our documentation space, all inline links will be working there.


This is the documentation for the `Hiveeyes Arduino repository`_ of the `Hiveeyes project`_, a beehive monitoring system. Enjoy reading!

All Arduino Core based firmware source code is living here. We support different hardware, so there are different flavors of the firmware, reflected by the directory naming convention <purpose>-<transport>-<protocol>. There are firmwares for ATmega328_ and ESP8266_ MCUs.

  • purpose role name, either node or gateway
  • transport name of the physical transport mechanism, e.g. rfm69, gprs or wifi.
  • protocol name of the transmission protocol, e.g. beradio, mqtt, http or any.

Most programs use `Arduino-Makefile`_ for building while there are still some based on Ino_.


Source code

Get source code with all dependency libraries and tools:

git clone --recursive


Arduino IDE

If you want to use the Arduino IDE, you have to install all necessary libraries manually. The sources of the libraries can be found in the header of each sketch (.ino). In this case, copy the desired sketch into your Arduino IDE and pick the appropriate libraries from the libraries/ folder.

.. seealso::

Debian packages

apt-get install arduino-core

Archlinux packages

  • aur/arduino 1:1.6.8
  • community/avr-libc

Mac OS X Homebrew packages

# GNU AVR Toolchain as formulae for Homebrew
brew tap osx-cross/avr
brew install avr-gcc
# The Arduino HAL
brew cask install arduino


For operative tasks like compiling, `Arduino-Makefile`_ is in the loop.


cd node-gprs-any
make --file

After a successful build, find the firmware at bin/node-gprs-any/pro328/node-gprs-any.hex.

Upload to MCU

To build a firmware hex file, upload it to the MCU and finally start a serial port monitor, do:

cd generic

# Prepare appropriate Makefile (use on OSX)
ln -s Makefile

# Compile and upload to chip
make upload

# Run serial port monitor
make monitor



All source codes are licensed under the GNU General Public License, see also "LICENSE.txt".


All hardware designs and related things are licensed under the CERN Open Hardware Licence v1.2.


Licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.

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