Arduino 1.0.5 and Atmel templates for Qt Creator 3.0.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

This article explains how to install Arduino Templates for Qt-Creator. This tutorial is based on the following versions of software:

Install packet

First, launch a terminal (ctrl-alt-t) and install Qt Creator:

sudo apt-get install qtcreator

Now install Arduino core:

sudo apt-get install arduino-core

Install Arduino Makefile:

sudo apt-get install arduino-mk

In the same way, install GTK terminal:

sudo apt-get install gtkterm

Installing the templates

Download and extract this archive:

Arduino and AVR template for Qt Creator

Copy folders in the Qt Creator Template directory:

cd path/to/downloaded/archive
sudo cp -R atmega/ /usr/share/qtcreator/templates/wizards/
sudo cp -R arduino/ /usr/share/qtcreator/templates/wizards/

Change read-acess rights for any user to the template folder:

sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/share/qtcreator/templates/wizards/arduino/

Start or restart Qt Creator for the new templates to be available:

Qt Wizard for arduino and Amega projects

USB rights

Some programming devices like AVRISPmkII requires rights on USB devices. This can be done by adding a rules file (provided in the archive):

sudo cp 60-avrisp.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/

For changes to be applied, restart USB services:

sudo service udev restart

Note that if an AVRISPmkII device is connected, unplug and replug.

Add the current user to the dialout group:

sudo usermod -a -G dialout $(whoami)

Close your session to apply changes.

Qt Creator project configuration

Previous steps have to be done only once. But the following has to be done every time a new project is created. Create a new Arduino project through the Wizard. Once the project is created, go in the menu Tools>Option, change the terminal to xterm:

Change terminal configuration in Qt Creator

In the project Tab (left of the screen) select Build Settings. Add /src at the end of the build directory :

Set generic manager in Qt Creator

In build steps (if it not already done) select make all:

Select Make all in build steps in Qt Creator

In Clean steps, select make clean:

Select Make all in clean steps in Qt Creator

Go to the second tab : Run Settings, and set the following parameters:

Set parameters in the Run settings of Qt creator project

Click run, the program should compile and upload in the Arduino.


Thanks to Mauro Giampieri for his proposal and improvements.

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Last update : 10/13/2021