July 10, 2012

Uploading Arduino Sketches Via A Network

If you have Arduino-based devices attached to a network, it can be really annoying when you have to upload a new sketch by taking your laptop to the device and connecting up a USB lead. Well, now you don't have to!

Our newest tutorial shows how to use the network connection itself to send new sketches to Arduinos on your network, such as our EtherTen with PoE support:

The Arduino needs a special bootloader installed as explained in the tutorial:

How To Upload A Sketch To Your Arduino Via A Network

Once you have everything set up you can just push out new sketches to devices anywhere in the building, without having to be anywhere near them.

We'd love to hear if you're using this handy technique, so please post about it in the forums if you've given it a go.


Graham Burrell said:

Hi we have purchased your arduino experimenters kit project guide Rev 1.1 November 2012 and it references downloading sketches from your website – maybe I am stupid but I can’t find the sketches on your website – can you point me to where they are please


Daniel de Waard said:

Hi Graham,

You can find them at the bottom of the Experimenters Kit page on our website under “resources”, there is a like that says “source code for examples” -http://www.freetronics.com.au/products/experimenters-kit-for-arduino#.V_xTVeN96VM

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