Cannot open in Arduino IDE


When I start an Arduino runtime service in MyRobotLab I am given the option of opening it in Arduino IDE.  I have an up-to-date version of Arduino IDE on my Macbook Air running MacOS Mohave 10.14.2 but MyRobotLab doesn't seem to be able to find it even when I browse to the Applications folder where it is.  Arduino IDE is a .app file on the Mac, is there a way of ensuring that MyRobotLab is looking for .app files.

Any help would be appreciated.


kwatters's picture

Manually Upload the sketch

Hi Chris,

  The integration from MRL to the Arduino IDE is pretty loose at this time.  I recommend just opening up the Arduino IDE and loading the MrlComm.ino sketch directly to the Arduino that you are using.  

  Make sure to use an Arduino IDE version 1.6.8 or newer. 

The MrlComm.ino should be in the MRL_DIR/resource/Arduino/MrlComm directory.  All you need to do is open the MrlComm.ino there and upload it.

Good luck & welcome!


Chris_Veal's picture

Manual upload of MRLcomm.ino


Many thanks, I have done that and it seemed to work ok  - I opened the MRLcomm.ino file from Arduino IDE and then uploaded it (couple of warnings but that's all).  I now need to learn enough to try and communicate with the Arduino from MyRobotLab. I will keep at it.

Thanks again for your help.