I am not familiar with the book, but I did install the Arduino IDE on the pi and was able to communicate with the board. I assume the word "Electronics" you refer to is what you are expecting in a menu.
Check to see if there is an arduino folder under /usr/share. It may be a link to arduino or could be arduino-1.0 or 1.1 whatever version you installed.
Also you may have to reboot or log off/log back in to get it to show up in any of the menus.
You can also type
dpkg -l arduino
to see if the package manager thinks it is installed.
I checked user/share and there is NO Arduino folder. Also did dpkg -l arduino and that too was fail. So it looks like I need to download the file in order for it to work. Thank you for your help. JCC
Just to be clear, that was /usr/share not /user/share but anyway,
sudo apt-get install arduino
at the command line and see if that gets you the result you want.
Mike that is where I started and I was looking for electronics in the menu and I never found it. I found a linux file for Arduino IDE on the Arduino home page/site and I am going to try and download it to the Rpi. Thanks JCC
Mike I hit a snag. Can you tell me how to download Arduino IDE to Pi. I have all the files on my PC but do not know which goes where. Thanks JCC
You don't want to dl the stuff from the arduino site. That is going to be compiled for X86, not Arm, so it won't work on your machine.
You may also need to dl arduino-core
sudo apt-get install arduino-core
I'm not near my pi at the moment, but I can look later and see if I can walk you through it.
Here's what I did to get the Arduino IDE on the Raspberry Pi:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt get install arduino
The update command will make sure that you get the latest versions of all the files. If you do not do this it may not find
some of the files and it will not install. I've had this happen to me twice now.
The install command will automatically download and install all the files needed (including arduino-core) for the Arduino IDE.
After you have have done this you should see the Electronics folder in your Applications menu. The Arduino IDE should be in
Mr Stewart Idid exactly that more than once and it did NOT work. Do not know why but the electronics folder does not come up. Thank you. Jimmy
OK, let's try this, I know it looks like a lot but you will only need to do 1 or 2 (not both), and
3 only if 1 or 2 fails:
1) If you know how to use the vi editor:
a. Make a backup copy first:
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak
b. Edit the file:
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
c. Add this line:
deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian wheezy main contrib non-free rpi
d. Try the apt-get update and install again.
2) If you do not know how to use vi use a graphical interface editor by:
a. Make a backup copy as shown in 1a
b. Assuming you are in the pi home directory (/home/pi) so you know where the file is,
copy the sources.list file:
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list .
c. Change the ownership so you can modify it:
sudo chown pi:pi sources.list
d. Use any text editor you like to add the same line as in 1c
e. Put the modified file back where it belongs:
sudo chown root:root sources.list
sudo mv sources.list /etc/apt
Note: using chown again is probably not needed if sudo is used to move it back, but
just in case I added the command anyway.
f. Try the atp-get update and install again.
3) If 1 or 2 fails
Do another apt-get install and send the error output and standard output from that command to
the file arduino.txt using this command:
sudo apt-get install arduino 2>&1 arduino.txt
None of the normal text output from the command will be sent to the screen so just wait until the
command line prompt is displayed before going to the next command.
Change the ownership of arduino.txt to make sure you can read and write it:
sudo chown pi:pi arduino.txt
Attach the arduino.txt file to an email and send it to the email address in my profile.
If there is an error message in the file I should be able to find it and help fix it.
Just for fun I started with a fresh install.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install arduino
everything worked fine.
Now it did install java, the avr tools, etc...
the only think I can think of is that the installation did not complete somehow. Do what Gary said and capture your output. Are you sure you have plenty of diskspace? I did this on a 16gb card, a 2 or a 4 may be too small.
It definitely installed it in /usr/share/arduino and it created the Electronics folder in the menu and put Arduin IDE
We can solve this for you, I'm sure it is something silly.
Hi Mike and Jimmy,
I have installed the Arduino IDE five or six times on the Pi (I have two Pi's, one 256MB and one 512MB, and have upgraded Raspbian and
the SD card disks a couple of times on each) and the only thing I've had problems with recently is forgetting to update before the install.
However Jimmy, Mike's disk size question is a good one. The Arduino IDE install requires a quite a bit of disk space mainly because of
Java and the way apt-get caches packages it is installing and I'm pretty sure that it was a problem on one of my earliest install attempts
with a 2GB SD card. This was one of the main reasons for my first SD card upgrades. I definitely recommend a 4GB SD card minimum if
you plan to add any software at all to the Pi.
If you have a 4 GB or larger SD card or just prefer to skip my first two suggestions and go directly to the ouput capture go ahead. Like Mike
said I'm sure we can help you get this working.
I didn't remember having any issues when I had installed it before either. As a matter of fact tonight I did it on 2 seperate pi's and had no issues with the instructions I gave. One I did over VNC and one through ssh on the console. I've gotta believe something went wrong in the install, either ran out of disk space, or something couldnt get resolved. But the packages seemed pretty tight tonight.
We'll get him going.
Gary you are on the right track when you said to add the line about the mirrordirector. Unfortunately I could not follow the instructions. I had no idea I was that illiterate but I am. At this point anyway, but I did find aptitude package management in the GUI and I drilled down and found there are four errors that prevent electronics from loading. Mirrordirector was two of them. I also found the electronics package is indeed in the pi.If you could tell me again how to use vi. or GUI I may can get it to work. Thanks Jimmy
vi cheat sheet
i to insert
esc to finish
:wq to write and quit
pi is nice it lets you use arrow keys to move around as long as you are not in insert mode.
OK Jimmy, here is a more detailed version on how to use vi to add the site to sources.list
1) Start up the vi editor (make sure you have made a backup copy first as I described previously):
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
2) Type i to put vi in the insert mode
3) Type in the line I gave you from the previous post. If you make a typing mistake the Backspace key can
be used to delete the previous characture(s).
4) After you have completed entering in the line make sure you press the Enter/Return key to seperate the line
you just entered from the line that was already in the file.
5) Exit the insert mode by pressing the Esc key
6) To write the file back to disk and exit the vi editor type in :wq (the : tells vi that you are about to enter a
command, wq tells it to write the file and quit.
If you run into trouble with vi and can't figure out how to fix it press the Esc key once or twice then press :q!
This will exit the vi editor without writing the file to disk so you can start over. In the worst case you can always
replace the file you have modified with the backup by typing:
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list.bak /etc/apt/sources.list