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Just pulled my PADI IoT Stamps out of the cupboard, and thought I'd get them running again. I'd seen mention a while ago about them working with the Arduino IDE, so thought I'd see what the state of affairs was now. While it is possible to get them working, it could be better / easier for first time users.

Hence, based off the great work the Realtek Ameba Arduino team for getting support for the underlying MCU () working, and George Talusan (gtalusan) for a board support package for the Mac, I can now present a board support package that should work for Windows, Linux and Mac (take Mac support with a pinch of salt - George had tested it, but I don't have a Mac to test that side going forward).

However, it should be pretty easy going getting started now - assuming you have a SWD debugger such as the one pine64 stock.

It will be a simple (!) matter of adding both of the following URLs to the Addional Board URLs in the Arduino IDE preferences (the first is for the Ameba Arduino support package, and the second is for my board support package which tacks on the PADI build and upload support):


Then go to the Boards manager, and first install the Realtek Ameba Arduino boards package, and then the PADI IoT Stamp boards package.

You'll also need to install OpenOCD. On Ubuntu linux, I used the version in the repositories. For Windows, I grabbed a compiled binary from - and unpacked it into C:\Program Files\OpenOCD - but take note, versions later than OpenOCD 0.10.0 [2017-08-21] do not seem to work.

Finally, if you are using the pine64 SWD debugger, you'll need to add an option to the interface/jlink.cfg file for openocd - transport select swd - otherwise you'll get lots of lovely error messages instead of an upload. 

There is more information on the GitHub page, and some troubleshooting hints on the wiki already... and more will be added over time... but that will do for now Wink
@pfreerick This post is almost 2 years old.  Can you comment on the current state of programming the padi with the arduino ide?  Has anything changed/improved from what you have written?

I've been using  esps for iot but would like to try the padi.  Before diving in I would like to know what programming effort to expect (vs an esp) circa 2019 specifically programming with arduinio ide or maybe even better using atom with platformio which is the ide I prefer to use.