Write and load sketches from an iPad

by Icky007 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:45 pm

Is there an app for writing and loading sketches from an iPad onto an Arduino?

I find all types of apps for the ipad that simulate Arduino hardware and sketches but none that will load a sketch onto a physical Arduino like my PC can.

If no app exists, why? (Go easy, I'm a noob and don't know much about the Arduino yet)
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Re: Write and load sketches from an iPad

by franklin97355 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:30 pm

If no app exists, why?
Well, to start the iPad and The Arduino can't talk to each other without additional hardware and neither device is a USB host (without additional hardware)
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Re: Write and load sketches from an iPad

by dennisma on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:43 am

franklin97355 wrote:Well, to start the iPad and The Arduino can't talk to each other without additional hardware and neither device is a USB host (without additional hardware)


Actually I think this would work with some mod for the reset needed http://blog.makezine.com/2011/07/18/59-cable-lets-you-connect-iphone-to-arduino-no-jailbreaking/

The issue after that would be to get the whole toolchain (avr-gcc, avrdude, etc) ported over to iOS. I have seen gcc ported over but it requires you to jail-break your iPhone/iPad.
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Re: Write and load sketches from an iPad

by franklin97355 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:33 pm

dennisma, That is what I meant by "additional hardware". It might be an option to the OP if there is an app written to build the scripts.
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