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

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. For the MegunoLink library simply click the install button. This will copy the library files to the standard directory used by the Arduino IDE for user libraries (C:\ Username\Documents\Arduino\libraries).
  3. For the upload monitor, browse to the folder where you installed the Arduino IDE. This folder contains Arduino.exe. If you use the standard installer then the files typically end up here C:\ Program Files (x86)\Arduino.
  4. Once the directory has been selected simply hit the Update/Install button.
    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 by clicking the remove buttons for each of the components. Please let us know about any problems you run into so we can fix them for everyone.

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