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How hard would it be for Repl.it to add an arduino IDE?
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JerryzHere

I'm new to arduino, and In order to be able to use it I have to use a friends computer because I'm working off of a schools computer that wont allow downloads, and to make it worse is a chromebook. I doubt its even reasonably possible but i figured i'd through my suggestion into the void.

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laisqw111

I like to use VSCode to program my Arduino board, check this guide before using https://nerdytechy.com/platformio-vscode-vs-arduino-ide/

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tussiez

I'm sure it's possible to compile on Repl.it, just not run the code.
To flash the memory of an Arduino, the app (Repl.it) requires access to the Arduino itself, via serial over USB. There is an experimental feature in Chrome that allows you to use serial ports in JavaScript, but this is.. an experiment and doesn't do much. I wrote a repl that uses this last year (ignore the code, I can't understand it either), if you want to try using it.

It does not program the Arduino, however. It can send data to it tho (tried and works)

@Coder100 , well not yet

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Coder100

why in the world would you compile something you can't run

i never said it isn't possible to compile
it just never will be useful @tussiez

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tussiez

@Coder100 Who knows? Maybe you can open a serial port and pass the compiled code in

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Coder100

arduino would be impossible.

Replit is an 'ide' of itself, and it does not provide other ides, nor should it.

Second, arduino does require more access to your computer which the web just can't provide.

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JerryzHere

@Coder100 yeah thats what I thought.

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Coder100

yeah
it would be easier to just have your parents get you a computer as well, isn't arduino also come with a kit? @JerryzHere