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Visual Studio Code

Pycom supports Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code IDE platform with the Pymakr Plugin.

  1. First download and install Visual Studio Code.

  2. You will also need NodeJS installed on your PC. Please download the latest LTS version available from the NodeJS website.

Please follow these steps to install the Pymakr VSCode Extension:

  1. Ensure that you have the latest VSCode installed and open.

  1. Navigate to the Extensions page, using the 5th button in the left navigation

  1. Search for Pymakr and click the install button next to it.

  1. Within a few minutes, a reload button should appear. Press it to reload VSCode.

  1. That’s it! You’ve installed the Pymakr Extension for VSCode

Connecting via Serial USB

After installing the Pymakr Plugin, you need to take a few seconds to configure it for first time use. Please follow these steps:

  1. Connect your Pycom device to your computer via USB.

  2. Open Visual Studio Code and ensure that the Pymakr Plugin has correctly installed.

  1. Generally, your device will be auto-detected. If this does not work, click All commands on the bottom of the Visual Studio Code window

  1. In the list that appears, click Pymakr > Extra > List Serial Ports

  1. This will list the available serial ports. If Pymakr is able to auto-detect which to use, this will be copied to your clipboard. If not please manually copy the correct serial port.


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