While working with Arduino or embedded systems, tools are a great part of the developers experience. PlatformIO Labs is an amazing set of tools for embedded systems, and it also works like a charm with Wio Terminal.
A user-friendly and extensible integrated development environment (IDE) with a set of professional development instruments, providing modern and powerful features to speed up yet simplify the creation and delivery of embedded products. Install and go.PlatformIO Home page
In order to test this, let’s start a project from scratch with a super simple goal:
Display a countdown and a message in the Wio Terminal.
1st install the extension in Visual Studio Code.
Now, let’s create a new project, and select Wio Terminal as the board.
We will face a super familiar environment, and code !
Once we write some code, we can build and upload the code directly to our board. In Visual Studio Code, we can view the PlatformIO view and we have the options we need: Build and Upload.
5 seconds later, our project is deployed and running on the Wio Terminal !
The complete source code is here