MarkFromSales' Build Log - Learning


All of that being said, KiCad on Ubuntu is quite good! I do like the Windows variant better for the most part, but I’m still working around it.

I should add that GIT/GitHub integration directly into Kicad would be really fantastic :wink:

The suggestion of running VS Code for Arduino was surprisingly good! It’s not as smooth out of the box as Arduino IDE obviously and I haven’t found library management yet, but the actual IDE portion is much stronger! Uploading to a board is just as smooth and frustration free!

I’ve only tried Code on Windows 10, I may check it out on Ubuntu this weekend :slight_smile:


In other news, I’ve fallen in love with GitKraken and will be sharing the stuff I’ve been playing around with while waiting on CE courseware PCBs and components

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That error is part of the ‘Processing Project’ just for writing your serial port to the UI in the editor, it’s trying to read from preferences your serial port and show it in the status bar, I don’t think it has anything to do with Teensy unless you need to choose your serial port differently for the Teensy.


Interesting to know, I’ll play with this again on a clean install when I get a chance. In the meantime, I’ve removed the Teensy software and Arduino IDE is working well again. :man_shrugging:

I do have quite a bit of other instrumentation software installed that uses serial ports so there could be a conflict there for sure


Awww yea, dig those beautiful arcs – thank you @ChrisGammell for including this best practice in the latest Kicad videos!