Learn the basics

Next step is to get familiar with the programming tools. Here are a couple of resources to help get you started:
  • The MPIDE Quick Start Guide – Here’s a tutorial that will walk you through some of the basic features of the MPIDE software environment.
  • Using Third Party Libraries –  This important tutorial will demonstrate how you can download and use libraries that a manufacturer will generally make available for any expansion hardware they have created for the chipKIT or Arduino™ platforms.
  • chipKIT Libraries – List of libraries that can be included in the sketch while you code.
  • chipKIT core functions – These are library functions that are inherently included in your MPIDE and don’t need to be included in your sketch.