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Milk-V Duo now runs Arduino!

Milk-V Duo Gets a Powerful Upgrade: Now Supports Arduino!

FYI: This post was written by Gemini for me because I’m lazy.

Calling all tinkerers and makers! Exciting news for those working with the Milk-V Duo development board. A recent update brings long-awaited functionality: Arduino support!

This update opens up a world of possibilities for the Milk-V Duo. With Arduino’s user-friendly interface and vast library of code examples, getting started with electronics and programming becomes easier than ever.

What You Need to Know

The update allows you to use Arduino IDE version 2.0 or later to program your Milk-V Duo. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

Download Required Files: Head over to the GitHub repo and download the latest release package and the JSON file for the Boards Manager. These files will provide the necessary information for Arduino IDE to recognise and communicate with your Milk-V Duo.

Double the Connections: With this image, you get both an RNDIS interface exposed, plus a COM port for programming and flashing your Milk-V Duo. This provides more flexibility in how you interact with the board.

Beware of SPI: While most functionalities are supported, some users have reported potential limitations with SPI communication. This might require further investigation or workarounds depending on your project.

Duo S Support Unclear: The information available currently focuses on the Milk-V Duo 64/256M. There’s no confirmation yet on Arduino support for the upcoming Duo S model.

Benefits for Everyone

Whether you’re a seasoned Arduino user or just starting out, this update unlocks a wealth of benefits for working with the Milk-V Duo:

  • Simplified Development: Arduino’s intuitive platform makes learning and prototyping electronics projects a breeze.
  • Extensive Library: Access a vast collection of pre-written code examples (libraries) that cover sensors, displays, communication protocols, and more. This saves you time and effort when building your projects.
  • Thriving Community: Tap into the massive Arduino community for troubleshooting, inspiration, and collaboration.

A Powerful Duo Gets Even Better

The Milk-V Duo, known for its affordability and performance, now becomes even more versatile with Arduino support. This update empowers makers and developers of all skill levels to explore the world of electronics and create innovative projects.

Stay tuned for further updates on the Milk-V Duo S and its potential compatibility with Arduino. In the meantime, head over to the Milk-V website to download the necessary files and start tinkering with your Milk-V Duo using the power of Arduino!

Don’t forget to check out the full video for a detailed breakdown of the update, including a walkthrough of the setup process and some code examples!

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