Today Arduino has announced the availability of the new Arduino IDE in the form of version 1.6.8, which is now available with updated cores for almost all supported platforms including : AVR 1.6.10, SAM 1.6.7, Curie 1.0.5.
The new update of the Arduino software brings with it a number of new features, tweaks and enhancements including enabling support scaling interface for UHD monitors.
So now if your display resolution is very high, or you would prefer your IDE just to be that little bit bigger you can now set a scaling factor within the preferences panel within the latest Arduino IDE. Other new features and tweaks include the software remembering where you positioned windows before closure and now tries to restore them once the application is opened once again. Arduino explains more :
In collaboration with Intel we also released the new core, here are some of the updates:
– we solved the upload problems encountered by some users on the 101 and we increased general upload speed.
– the Arduino and Genuino 101 CurieIMU library is now reviewed, more usable and with many examples that show the features of the onboard sensor
– we included new libraries for the Curie Core: CurieTimerOne: it’s now easier to play with Hardware Timers (for RTC functionality, instead, use CurieTime)
– CurieEEPROM: use this library to simulate the non-volatile memory available on AVR cores.
– CurieSoftwareSerial: the Curie version of the library allows you to create serial ports on (almost) any digital pin.
We also included some frontend enhancement and improvements and, as usual, we made a lot of bug fixes, adjustments and fresh documentation thanks to the contribution of our community. The open-source Arduino Software (IDE) makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software. This software can be used with any Arduino board.
For more information on the new Arduino1.6.8 software jump over to the official Arduino website for details via the link below. Also if you are interested in an easy weather based project you might be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter which offers an easy way to start tracking the strength of the wind in your area in mph.
Source: Arduino Blog
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