An Arduino compiler and uploader with some productivity

Why bother to make this software as there are already some good IDEs for Arduino?

  • Sometimes, we want to compile and upload a sketch to an Arduino board without accidentally changing the code.
  • Sometimes, we want to upload a pre-compiled binary to a board without taking time to compile.
  • We need a tool for uploading same Arduino sketch under different configurations and quickly verifying running result via a serial monitor.
  • We need an out-of-box tool for configuring, compiling and uploading Arduino sketches for Freematics products so novice users can get started with our products easily.

Looks like no existing software does all above.

So, there is Freematics Arduino Builder, a fully standalone utility which integrates all the toolchains, Arduino cores and libraries for getting an Arduino sketch or a pre-compiled binary into your Arduino board (or Freematics products) running, without any hassle of setup for a fully working environment. It currently supports standard AVR based Arduino, as well as ESP8266 and ESP32 variants. A simple code viewer and serial monitor are also integrated.

Freematics Arduino Builder supports custom configuration UI for a sketch defined as an XML file (example). When the config XML file is found in the sketch folder, it will be loaded together with the sketch and rendered into a configuration UI and some extra compiler options will be generated from the options in the UI when compiling the sketch. This makes it easy to configure a sketch with some optional features or parameters, without changing code manually.








Version 1.0.8 (16 MAR 2018)

  • Updated ESP-IDF SDK and ESP32 Arduino core (240Mhz clock)
  • Updated ESP8266 Arduino core
  • Updated ESPtool

Version 1.0.7 (16 JAN 2018)

  • Fixed a serial monitor issue

Version 1.0.6 (28 NOV 2017)

  • Added ESP8266 target

Version 1.0.5 (6 NOV 2017)

  • Updated ESP32 support for Arduino IDE (80Mhz clock)
  • Cleaned up ESP32 boards type list in Arduino IDE

Version 1.0.4 (22 OCT 2017)

  • Updated ESP32 SDK and Arduino core
  • Changed default ESP32 clock to 80Mhz (lower power consumption)
  • Purging build folder during installation to ensure a clean first-time build
  • Fixed the bug that source code can’t reside in folder with white space in name
  • Fixed a GUI issue
  • Updated Electron runtime

Version 1.0.3 (2 OCT 2017)

  • Updated ESP32 SDK and Arduino core
  • Changed ESP32 default upload baud rate to 115200bps
  • Fixed several GUI issues

Version 1.0.2 (17 JUL 2017)

  • Added uploading baud rate option
  • Adjusted library path searching range in accordance to Arduino IDE

Version 1.0.1 (3 JUL 2017)

  • Added optional rebuild for library and core files