Simulator for Arduino v0.98

in Arduino, software by the machinegeek | 8 comments


Simulator for Arduino is a software tool currently being developed. The development team views this product as beneficial in teaching, debugging, software testing prior to acquisition of hardware and easier development of complicated sketches.

For additional info and downloads visit the Simulator for Arduino site. They also have a product datasheet available for download.

Note: we recognize that this is not open source, nor is the full version “free”. We’re presenting it in the interest of keeping Arduino enthusiasts informed of the software tools being developed for use with that platform.

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Comments

  1. David says:

    And for the grown-ups, AVR Studio has a simulator. AVR Studio is free, but not open source and is designed to run in the Windows OS.

    • Hal Gottfried says:

      AVR Studio also now has a Linux version that works great!

      • David says:

        Wow – great news. I’m still running the old but venerable 4.something with WinAVR – it chugs along just fine and fits like an old glove. I also know that after 5 the C/CPP capability is native as well. Time to man-up and upgrade.

  2. Grapsus says:

    It is so ridiculous to sell a program which is basically a toy simulator for a toy platform.
    I did a school project a year ago where we had to write an Arduino simulator using Java.
    We wrote a compiler from C++ to JVM (a subset of C++ actually, covering most of Arduino sketches) to do this, and it was working pretty well, excepted for timing accuracy.
    Some teams even went into writing GUIs which were more complete than the one presented here…

  3. Shields says:

    Thanks for the mention. I am not sure where this idea comes from that Arduino is a toy and is only for children. Arduino is a great tool for prototyping and is at the front of the maker revolution which allows novices to program. At $2,199, the Makerbot Relicator must be a very expensive toy since the Arduino Uno is the brain inside.

    As described in our website, we only started the Simulatir for Arduino program since there was nothing else out there except for a few half-baked simulators which didn’t really work and virtual breadboard.

    Designing a simulator is very hard work which is why it has taken a year to get to this stage. If anyone could write an Arduino Simulator in a few hours, I am sure we could find a problem with it within seconds. Simulator for Arduino has had it’s fair share or bugs but we keep rewriting the program to be better and less bug-free. We have had a few angry customers but no refunds yet. Also, most of the Simulator for Arduino users are proficient c++ coders who keep asking for high level features.

  4. Shields says:

    Thanks for the mention. I am not sure where this idea comes from that Arduino is a toy and is only for children. Arduino is a great tool for prototyping and is at the front of the maker revolution which allows novices to program. At $2,199, the Makerbot Replicator must be a very expensive toy since the Arduino Uno is the brain inspide.

    As described in our website, we only started the Simulatir for Arduino program since there was nothing else out there except for a few half-baked simulators which didn’t really work and virtual breadboard.

    Designing a simulator is very hard work which is why it has taken a year to get to this stage. If anyone could write an Arduino Simulator in a few hours, I am sure we could find a problem with it within seconds. Simulator for Arduino has had it’s fair share or bugs but we keep rewriting the program to be better and less bug-free. We have had a few angry customers but no refunds yet. Also, most of the Simulator for Arduino users are proficient c++ coders who keep asking for high level features.

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