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Welcome to the chipKIT Wiki! Here you will find the resources you need to get started with the chipKIT platform. Learn more about our supported boards, standard libraries and classes, contributed libraries, Tutorials, plus, the entire API reference.

To begin, you will need to download a compatible IDE to start writing and compiling sketches (code) for your chipKIT board. At the moment, there are three choices listed below.

  • Arduino IDE + chipKIT core - The standard, latest version of the Arduino IDE with the chipKIT compiler and library files
  • UECIDE - A heavily modified version of MPIDE with an enormous number of extra features
  • MPIDE - A fork of an older version of the Arduino IDE, modified for use with chipKIT boards

If you have experience with the Arduino platform, you will like the chipKIT platform, as it is very similar in code and functions. For a comparison, take a look at the Starterkit from Elecfreaks.