MegunoLink is a stand-alone program but it can work with the Arduino IDE in a couple of ways:

  • We have a standard Arduino library for sending data to MegunoLink graphs, tables, maps and interfaces. This saves you from building the messages yourself.
  • MegunoLink can avoid blocking the serial port during the Arduino upload process using our upload monitor.

On many devices, the Arduino IDE uses the same serial port for uploading new sketches that MegunoLink uses for monitoring data. Both programs can’t be using the serial port at the same time so this can cause a conflict.

Our upload monitor is triggered when the Arduino IDE uploads a program to your Arduino. MegunoLink releases the serial port so the upload can continue. When the upload completes, MegunoLink will reconnect to the serial port to monitor your data.

Installing Arduino Integration

Install Arduino Integration

Select Setup Arduino Integration from the Gear menu to install the upload-monitor and Arduino libraries

You can install and remove the integration features from the gear menu.

  1. Select Setup Arduino Integration from the gear menu to get started. Windows may prompt you for permission. MegunoLink has to write files into the Arduino folder to install the integration features so you will need to click the Yes button to continue.
  2. Browse to the folder where you installed the Arduino IDE. This folder contains Arduino.exe. MegunoLink will guess where the Arduino IDE is installed if you’re run it before.
  3. Select the Install option for the MegunoLink library and the Upload Monitor.
  4. Click Update Installation.
Setup Arduino Integration

Install our Arduino libraries and Upload Monitor for integration between MegunoLink and the Arduino IDE

You can remove the Arduino integration features through the same process. Select the Remove action for the component you want to remove, then click Update Installation. Please let us know about any problems you run into so we can fix them for everyone.

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