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Simblee Installation


The latest release of Simblee is 1.1.4.
NOTE: See CHANGELOG for release details.


  1. Order Simblee hardware.

  2. Install the FTDI drivers.

  3. Download Arduino 1.8.4.

    • Mac OS X: Requires Java 6 to be installed. Available here.
    • Note: The default Package in Ubuntu 16.04 is too old 1.5.3 and does not support adding hardware support.

  4. Open Arduino

    • Edit Preferences, and add https://www.simblee.com/package_simblee166_index.json to Additional Board Manaer URLs and save.

    • Open the Boards Manager under Toosl->Board menu.
    • Select the Simblee package at the end of the list, and click Install to install it.
    • Your new board will now show up in the Tools->Board menu.

  5. Select the board and port, and you're ready to go!

Note: Arduino may not start properly if another version has been previously installed and the Preferences are incompatible. You can reset the Preferences by deleting the following directory:

  • Windows: %appdata%/Arduino15 (open File Explorer, enter %appdata% into the Address Bar and press Enter)
  • Mac OS X: ~/Library/Arduino15 (open Finder, and Go->Go to Folder)
  • Linux: ~/.arduino15

Linux Installation (Additional Information)


// FTDI drivers are not needed (they are built into the kernel)

wget http://downloads.arduino.cc/arduino-1.8.3-linux64.tar.xz
tar -xf arduino-1.8.3-linux64.tar.xz

Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install default-jre
Fedora: sudo yum install jre
OpenSUSE: sudo zypper install jre

// otherwise the com port open will fail with permission denied (you must logout/login for change to take effect)
sudo usermod -aG dialout 


Getting Started

  • Attach the USB shield

  • Select Simblee from the Tools->Board menu

  • Select the port from the Tools->Port menu

  • Select an example from the File->Examples->SimbleeForMobile directory

  • Select Upload to compile, upload and execute the sketch

  • Download the iPhone or Android SimbleeForMobile app (search for Simblee).

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Arduino/Simblee Compatibility Matrix and Summary Release Information


Arduino Release Simblee Release
1.8.4
1.8.3
1.8.2
1.8.1
1.6.13
1.6.12
1.6.11
1.6.10
1.6.9
1.6.8
1.6.7
1.6.6
1.1.3
1.1.2
1.1.1
1.1.0
1.0.3
1.0.2
1.0.1
1.6.5 1.0.0
1.6.4
1.6.3
1.6.2
1.6.1
1.6.0
(prelease)

Simblee Release Summary

1.1.4 - Simblee_ULPDelay_Exit() and video tutorial sketches.
1.1.3 - ams sensor support.
1.1.2 - SPI speed fixes.
1.1.1 - SimbleeToF (Time of Flight) support.
1.1.0 - Android Simblee for Mobile support.
1.0.3 - SPI Transaction support.
1.0.2 - Simblee BLE Power Consumption fix.
1.0.1 - Arduino 1.6.6 Board Manager Support.
1.0.0 - Initial Release.

See CHANGELOG for more details

Arduino Release Summary

1.8.4 - Added Increase/Decrease font size.
1.8.3 - Added "Clear output" in Serial monitor.
1.8.2 - "Aggressive Cache Compiled Core" preference.
1.8.1 - Fixed font rendering not anti-aliased on Windows.
1.8.0 - core.a not rebuild if not needed.
1.7.x - Skipped by arduino.cc (used by arduino.org when hardware/software companies split).
1.6.13 - Small bug fixes.
1.6.12 - Refactored editor code.
1.6.11 - Board Manager fixes.
1.6.10 - Library "includes" support.
1.6.9 - Catch and report errors during parsing of contributed index files/.
1.6.8 - Added support for GUI scaling for UHD monitors.
1.6.7 - Portable sketchbook folder can now be any arbitrary location.
1.6.6 - Board Manager json settings stablization.
1.6.5 - Sketch -> Export compiled binary.
1.6.4 - "Portable" directory support added.
1.6.3 - Added proxy settings to Board Manager.
1.6.2 - Initial Board Manager support.
1.6.1 - "/dev/cu.*" serial ports now filtered from the port list on MaCOSX.
1.6.0 - 2015.03.10 release.

See Release Notes for more details