The official Arduino team have this week announced a new update to the Arduino Create web platform which has brought with it support for Linux enabling fast and easy development and deployment of Internet of Things applications with integrated cloud services on Linux-based devices. The great news is with the added Linux support developers, engineers and hobbyists can now run multiple Arduino programs simultaneously on a Linux devices and programs can communicate with each other leveraging the capabilities of the new open source Arduino Connector, say its developers.
The official Arduino Blog explains more about the new Linux support :
Arduino Create now allows users to manage individual IoT devices, and configure them remotely and independently from where they are located. To further simplify the user journey, we’ve also developed a novel “out of the box” experience that will let anyone set up a new device from scratch via the cloud without any previous knowledge by following an intuitive web-based wizard.
The initial release has been sponsored by Intel and supports X86/X86 64 boards. As a reference implementation, a simplified user experience has been designed for the AAEON UP² board, although other platforms are already supported by the Arduino Create platform, such as the Intel NUC, Dell Wyse, Gigabyte GB-BXT, to set them up follow this guide. What this means is that users are now able to program their Linux devices as if they were regular Arduinos.
For more details of the new Arduino Create Linux support jump over to the official website by following the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
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