Selecting board, processor, and port

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In order to upload programs onto Core modules, the correct board, processor and port needs to be selected.

Initial Setup

Follow the initial setup for your specific platform before proceeding:

IDE Install Guide for Windows
IDE Install Guide for MAC

Selecting the Board and Processor

Selecting the Board Type and Processor is required to compile the correct code for the core module.

Configuring the software is done under Tools > Board and Tools > Processor.

Below is the table which lists all the core modules with corresponding Board and Processor. The table also lists kits that contain specific core modules.

Example usage would be for the Core module in Itty Bitty City. Board is Microduino/mCookie-Core (328p) and Processor is Atmega328P@16M,5V.

Name Board Processor Contained in Kit
Core (168pa) Microduino/mCookie-Core (168pa) Atmega168pa@8M,3.3V
Core (328p) Microduino/mCookie-Core (328p) Atmega328P@8M,3.3V
Atmega328P@16M,5V Itty Bitty City Kit, X02 Series Kits: 102 Basic Kit; 202 Advanced Kit; 302 Expert Kit
Core+ (644pa) Microduino/mCookie-Core+ (644pa) Atmega644pa@16M,3.3V
Atmega644pa@16M,5V 302 Expert Kit
Core+ (1284pa) Microduino/mCookie-Core+ (1284pa) Atmega1284pa@8M,3.3V
CoreUSB Microduino/mCookie-Core USB (32u4) USB X01 Series Kits: 101 Basic Kit; 201 Advanced Kit; 301 Expert Kit
CoreRF Microduino/mCookie RF (128rfa1)

Determining Processor Variant


MicroduinoGettingStart-Core3V3.jpg MicroduinoGettingStart-Core+3V3.jpg


MicroduinoGettingStart-Core5V.jpg MicroduinoGettingStart-Core+5V.jpg

Selecting the Port

Port selection is dependent on which programmer is connected. But it is usually the only select-able port in the list.

If there is no select-able port ensure that:

  • the hardware connections are secure and correct
  • the drivers are installed.

Uploading Code

  1. Select board type and processor.
  2. Select the port.
  3. Click upload.

  • Note: If using mBattery to upload to a core module. Ensure that mBattery is "ON" and supplying power to the modules. There will be a red LED on.