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I want to use an Arduino in a product to help the severely disabled.

To allow me to provide software updates does anyone know if there is a way for me to provide a binary file that can be used to simply programme the Arduino using a programming tool (what?) but not the IDE. 

I wish to do this so I do not need to train non technical users how to use the IDE and to protect my coding as it may be a viable commercial product one day.  (well its a dream :-)

Any help gratefully received, thanks in advance.




I hope there would be no need to go commercial in order to help disabled people.

If I understand correctly you're looking for a utility to load compiled code directly to the micro-controller, this might be what you're looking for



If you don't want to start a GUI every time you want to upload code, you should just call avrdude directly. I believe you can just download the executable and run it with the appropriate options, which you can find by running an upload job in the IDE with verbose mode enabled.


Mar 19, 2013, 01:04 am Last Edit: Mar 19, 2013, 01:06 am by Docedison Reason: 1
I use this one http://www.arduinodev.com/arduino-uploader/ And Enreid's 1.03 version of the IDE. I use the IDE to copy my finished hex files to a directory where I burn them to chip with a TTL RS-232/USB adapter as I need them.. blink comes to mind as a test file, most useful in hex format and ready to load and go, I like it. Great for 'bare' chips, Pro-Mini's...

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