Welcome to the ONLINE EDITOR...
How to use this section of the forum - please read.
Before you start please ask yourself if you followed the The getting started completely.
SELECT THE PLUGIN OPTION !
1. Basic information needed
This is the CREATE ONLINE EDITOR section.
Please try to include the following information in your post.
• Your computer operating system and version. E.g. Windows 10 pro x 64.
• Your Browser information such as Chrome Version 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit).
• The type of Arduino you are using (clones are accepted).
• Does your board work on the regular DESKTOP IDE (If so please include the version).
• Actual problem description ?
“Same here” or “Me too” do not really help anyone as there are so many differences between
computers so often a similar looking problem may be something entirely different.
• Types of USB port being used with the Arduinos ?
A lot of USB 3.0 ports can cause issues (not all) If you only have USB 3.0 and are having
intermittent connection issues try insert a USB 2.0 powered hub between the computer and
the Arduino as that is known to fix a few issues.
• Copies of any error reports seen. PLEASE use code tags </> to post those errors
• If your issue concerns a sketch on CREATE PLEASE supply a link to that sketch. You can use the SHARE option to get your link.
NEVER HIJACK somebody else's thread or DUPLICATE your post elsewhere !
This is frowned upon and can result in problems getting the correct answer always start your own thread.
Other things to try to get a bit more information.
Before loading any sketches go straight to PREFERENCES and turn on ALWAYS SHOW OUTPUT PANEL and CONSOLE SHOW VERBOSE OUTPUT"
If there is anything in the lower console you can copy it out and paste it back here
2. Do some research before posting
Try to solve your problem, or answer your question, yourself. For example, if you are wondering how to connect an ESP8266, try Googling exactly that by using the term "arduino create editor esp8266 " to narrow things down.
The above example gave lots of hits. Read some of them, perhaps your question has already been answered.
Remember that the people trying to help you are just Arduino users like you. Try to help them in order to best help yourself
If that doesn't help, try browsing existing threads in the forum for a while. Maybe what you are asking is currently under discussion in another thread.
3. Click on the New Topic button
4. Make a meaningful subject line
Try to summarize your problem with a helpful and informative subject line. Helpful subjects draw in people who might know the answer. Unhelpful ones are likely to be skipped.
Examples of unhelpful subject lines:
• Noob here, help needed
• Help me, quickly!
• Got error
• Lost, help me
• Problem with my circuit
• No idea what I am doing
In particular avoid subject lines in ALL CAPITALS. That annoys a lot of people, they feel as if you are shouting at them.
For code, error messages, program output, etc. select the code, and click the "Insert code" button, as shown
This makes the code much more readable, and also stops the forum eating your code or changing characters as they may be interpreted as control characters.
If you click the "Preview" button under your post you'll see what the code tags have done, and can check everything looks OK before posting:
6. You can add attachments
If your code is too long to fit into a post, or you have multiple files (e.g. code and libraries), or you want to show an image, click on the Additional Options button:
Then you can browse your hard disk for the image, code, schematic, photo, that you want to attach.
Please resize photos down to a reasonable size. A 4 megabyte photo takes a long time to download. As a courtesy to other forum users, images should be no more than a couple of hundred K bytes. If your picture is too large you will be notified. In that case open your favourite picture editor and select the resize option. Try 75% to start and if it is still too large try 75 % again. Don’t forget to save your reduced image with a new file name e.g. Connection error screenshot crop 01 and Connection error screenshot crop 02 etc.
7. You can insert images
If you have an image hosted on your own (or a public) site, you can embed the image directly inside the post, for example:
8. Post in proper sentences
This is a forum you are using, not a mobile phone or Facebook.
As a courtesy to the people you are hoping to have help you, type complete sentences. That is:
• Start with a capital letter.
• Spell words properly.
• Finish with a period (full-stop). (Just the one, thanks!)
Taking the time to make a proper, punctuated, post is a mark of courtesy and respect. It will improve your chance of a response.
9. Tips for getting the most out of your post
• Mention which Arduino you have. Is it a Uno? Leonardo? Due? Mini? Mega?
The problem might be specific to a certain model.
• Describe your problem in detail.
• If it relates to an electronics part (chip or board), give the exact part number and preferably
a link to the data sheet.
• Describe how you have connected things like switches. Are they wired to ground? Or +5V?
Are there pull-up or pull-down resistors? Post a circuit if there is doubt.
• Post a complete sketch (program code)! If you don't you waste time while people ask you to do that.
However, with coding problems, if possible post a "minimal" sketch that demonstrates the problem
not hundreds of lines of code. If the problem goes away in the minimal sketch, it wasn't where you
thought it was.
• Copy and paste code. Don't retype "from memory" on your mobile phone, in the train.
• If you get an error, post the error (copy and paste). Not just "I got an error".
• If you have debugging information in your sketch, post your debugging displays.
• If you are using a library that does not come with the IDE (in other words, you downloaded it
from somewhere) please post a link to this library.
• Describe what you expected to happen, and what actually happened. Not just "it doesn't work".
• If possible, describe what you are really trying to do, not what you think might work. For example
"I am trying to turn on an aquarium heater and pump at the same time", not "how do I break out of
• Try to narrow down the problem, whether coding or electronic. Don't confuse us and yourself by
trying to do everything at once. For example, if you are having problems reading a sensor,
make up a simple test case, that tests that sensor (both electrically and in code).
• Put your location (country) in your forum profile. That allows answers to better help you with
mains voltages, local suppliers, and other local issues.