FAQ

Arduino IO Simulator Drag & Draw

 

On what operating systems does the Simulator run?

The Simulator runs on every modern Windows PC. A Windows XP computer needs an older version of Java, the newer versions of Java doesn’t work because XP is no longer supported.

 

Which version of Java do I need?

The most resent version of Java, Java 7 and Java 8 work as well with the Simulator.

The Arduino Simulator for MacOS needs a Java JDK. Tested with JDK 1.7 and 1.8.

 

Now Java stops with support for the JDK license, what will you do?

JavaFX will be removed from the Java JDK (Java Developers Kit) as of JDK 11, which is due in September 2018. It is bundled in the current JDK 9 and will remain in JDK 10, due this spring. Commercial support for JavaFX in JDK 8 will continue through at least 2022. Featuring a set of packages for graphics and media, JavaFX has been part of the JDK download since 2012.

 

We are currently developing our applications with the Java JDK software provided by Oracle. We use JDK 8 and because Oracle will stop publishing free JDK updates, we will be able to develop our application up to JDK 10. newer JDK versions will not be used to develop our applications.

 

I have a sensor that isn't provided in the Simulator, what now?

If the sensor is controlled with a IO instruction like digitalWrite or analogRead… that is supported by the Simulator, you just use the IO instructions and change the first letter with a capital letter. Look at this document for information about the instructions. You can always send me an e-mail with a suggestion for a sensor you like, if it's possible to add it you can update and use it.

 

What do I need to do with the license key?

The license key shown on the page of the Arduino IO Simulator Drag & Draw is a 30 day free trial version. Download the Arduino Simulator setup, the first time you open the simulator, a message appears stating that no key has been inserted. Click on 'Change product key' and insert your purchased key or trial key. To register the key click on 'Activate'.

 

I can't upload to the Arduino

One of the problems can be the fact that you are still connected to the Simulator. Make sure you are disconnected from the Arduino board when you want to upload the Arduino code. If that's not the problem, you might search online for the solution.

 

 

What's the difference with an Arduino Simulator and an Arduino IO Simulator?

An Arduino Simulator is capable of simulating an Arduino board without using one. The Arduino IO Simulator uses an Arduino board and the serial connection to simulate the IO commands.

 

I'm getting an "ACTIVATION_SERVER_CONNECTION_ERROR", what should I do?

Turn off your firewall, the Arduino Simulator can't connect to the server because of the firewall protection.

 

If you still have problems contact us!

 

 

 

 

Arduino Simulator 1.5

 

On what operating systems does the Simulator run?

The Simulator runs on every modern Windows PC and Apple MacBook, iMac,.... A Windows XP computer needs an older version of Java, the newer versions of Java doesn’t work because XP is no longer supported.

 

Which version of Java do I need?

The most resent version of Java, Java 7 and Java 8 work as well with the Simulator.

The Arduino Simulator for MacOS needs a Java JDK. Tested with JDK 1.7 and 1.8.

 

What do I need to do with the license key?

The license key shown on the page of the Arduino IO Simulator 1.5 is a fully free version. Download the Arduino Simulator setup, the first time you open the simulator, a message appears stating that no key has been inserted. Click on 'Change product key' and insert the license key. To register the key click on 'Activate'.

 

I can't upload to the Arduino

One of the problems can be the fact that you are still connected to the Simulator. Make sure you are disconnected from the Arduino board when you want to upload the Arduino code. If that's not the problem, you might search online for the solution.

 

I'm getting an "ACTIVATION_SERVER_CONNECTION_ERROR", what should I do?

Turn off your firewall, the Arduino Simulator can't connect to the server because of the firewall protection.

In macOS: go to Settings -> security & privacy and turn of the firewall. After activating the simulator you can turn it back on.

 

I get an error message on men mac like this: Unable to access jarfile/Applications/ArduinoSimulatorMacOS.app/Contents/dist/ArduinoUNOsimulator.jar

You didn't place the simulator in the right folder. Drag the 'ArduinoSimulatorMacOS.app' to the “Programs" folder and open it there so the simulator has the right directory to work properly.

 

If you still have problems contact us!

 

More information can be found in the Simulator user manual.

 

 

 

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