Integrate Ardublock With Arduino IDE

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Introduction: Integrate Ardublock With Arduino IDE

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Hello friends!!!!!!!!!!

Programming with C is not always the easy job for all those non-programmer Arduino enthusiasts but now for their ease the ‘ArduBlock’ a graphical, block-based programming language is available.
We have already seen a number of graphical, block-based programming languages in our time such as Scratch, OpenBlocks but what keep’s it apart from other’s is that it uses the Arduino IDE alone for its functionality and gets well integrated to it, so everything possible in C with an Arduino should be possible with ArduBlock.

Step 1: Install Arduino IDE

Download any version of Arduino IDE (here i'm using ver1.0.5) and install it on computer (executable arduino installer is available,so you no need to unzip and copying files)

You can find a desktop shortcut as "Arduino"

Step 2: Download Ardublock

Use this link to download  ardublock-all.jar

http://download1us.softpedia.com/dl/6200a2d98a8df7e8fcd3c120668daa45/51c06f70/100229541/software/programming/ardublock-all-20130607.jar

Rename ardublock-all-20130607.jar to ardublock-all.jar and copy this file.

Step 3: Integrate

1.Now open "My documents" and create new folder as "Arduino".
2.Open "Arduino" folder and create new folder as "tools".
3.Open "tools"  folder and create new folder as "ArduBlockTool".
4. Open "ArduBlockTool" folder and create new folder as "tool".
5.Open "tool" and paste "ardublock-all.jar" here.

Step 4: Change Sketchbook Location

Now open Arduino IDE and press ctrl+,(comma) then a prereferences window will open here you will find Sketchbook location and change sketchbook location to E:\Documents\Arduino\tools\ArduBlockTool\tool\ardublock-all.jar then press "OK".

Note: Location is deponds upon where you have ardublock-all.jar


Step 5: Restart Arduino IDE and Done

Now you can find Ardublock under tool menu Tool>Ardublock  and click it.

Step 6: Start Programming in GUI

Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    If you find this "instructable" is helpful please vote for me!!!!!!

    big thx.bro

    I have versions 1.8.5 and ardublock-beta-20140702.jar. When I change the location of the sketch, ardublock does not appear in the tools

    Hello, I did al but I get in arduino IDE a error:

    Arduino: 1.6.7 (Windows 10), Board:"Arduino/Genuino Uno"

    D:\Documents\Arduino\sketch_jan28a\sketch_jan28a.ino:1:23: fatal error: TinkerKit.h: No such file or directory

    #include <TinkerKit.h>

    ^

    compilation terminated.

    exit status 1

    at compile time error .

    This report would have more information

    " During the compilation show verbose output "

    enabled in File> Preferences.

    can you help?

    1.Go to http://www.mediafire.com/download/2piif78i552vkn9/... and download Arduino.zip

    2.Unzip the Arduino folder from Arduino.zip anywhere in your PC.

    3.Mow go to "My Documents" in your PC.

    4.You will find a folder called Arduino and delete that folder.

    5.Now copy the Arduino folder (not Aruino.zip) you have downloaded to "My Documents" of your PC.

    6.Now open your Arduino software.

    You will definitely find Ardublock

    Hi,

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    what help do you want bro?

    Hello I struggled all dang day following internet directions from blogs and you tube videos...trying to get Ardublock working. I used that http://www.mediafire.com/download/2piif78i552vkn9/...

    link you provided... followed instructions you posted and Bam!! I now use ArduBlock. Thank you very much Ritah. Cheers!

    The reason the Mac was so well received was the software interface to hardware. I do not like programming at all! Arduino is fabulous this looks helpful any other ideas or interface out ?

    How can I transfer code already written in the arduino IDE into ardublock?

    2 replies

    No, You can't do like that, You can only transfer the ardublock code to arduino ide's .ino file.

    Hmm, thats what I thought. I think I may go with Modk.it with my students. I know it costs some money, but it really does work right away and simple.

    Hi there... Thanks for the super clear write up. I have followed your steps exactly but can't get ardublock to show up under the tools menu. I tried re-starting arduino ide, made sure the syntax (capital letters, etc) were all right but no dice. suggestions?

    -stu

    3 replies

    1.Go to http://www.mediafire.com/download/2piif78i552vkn9/... and download Arduino.zip

    2.Unzip the Arduino folder from Arduino.zip anywhere in your PC.

    3.Mow go to "My Documents" in your PC.

    4.You will find a folder called Arduino and delete that folder.

    5.Now copy the Arduino folder (not Aruino.zip) you have downloaded to "My Documents" of your PC.

    6.Now open your Arduino software.

    You will definitely find Ardublock

    Which operating system you are using?

    Hi there! Thanks for the reply. I am using Windows 8.1