Getting Started

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Setting up Arduino IDE for evive

Components required: evive, USB cable and a computer

One of the simplest environments for programming evive is the Arduino IDE. These steps will walk you through downloading and setting it up to use with evive.

  • The Arduino IDE can be downloaded from the official website. The instructions for installation on Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems can be found there.Note: Please note that evive needs a version of the IDE >= 1.6, so in case you already have the IDE installed on your computer please update it.
  • Download evive’s firmware from here. Unzip the file (using a software like 7-zip), go to the extracted files and open >>evive.ino. This should open the file evive.ino in Arduino IDE.
  • Plug one end of the USB cable provided into evive, and the other end into a USB jack of your computer.
  • In the menu bar near the top of the screen, navigate to Tools->Board and select “Arduino/Genuino Mega or Mega 2560”. This should also automatically set the processor to “ATmega2560 (Mega 2560)“

  • Now select the serial port at which evive is connected, by navigating to Tools->Port and choosing the appropriate port. It should be the one which says in brackets “Arduino/Genuino Mega or Mega 2560”.

    Note:  The port submenu will be active only if evive is plugged in and the driver was successfully installed by your operating system. Please see the Troubleshooting Guide for more information.

  • Upload the code by clicking on the upload button (second from the left), as shown in the figure
  • You will see “Done Uploading” message once the code is uploaded.

Basic Functionality

Components Required: evive

  • Using the joystick (5-way Navigation key), you can scroll across the menu items by toggling the switch up or down, go to the appropriate sub-menu (or select the menu function) by toggling the switch right, or revert back to the previous menu using left key. Pressing the switch in the centre returns you to the main menu.
  • Toggle the switch down until you reach the “custom defined user function” (gets highlighted) and then toggle the switch right.
  • The screen now shows a semi-circular meter, and the orange LED marked Pin 13 starts blinking periodically.
  • Slowly turn the knob marked 1 and observe the frequency of LED’s blinking increase.

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