As you all probably already know, MPIDE is a programming environment that I, and many other people, use to program Digilent’s chipKIT line of microcontrollers. Well, along with the pre-loaded libraries and examples that you can find when you download MPIDE, you can also upload your own libraries.
When going through Instructables that use libraries in MPIDE, I realized that they show how to install a library in every Instructable. I figured why not just write one Instructable on installing libraries in MPIDE instead of explaining it again and again, so I did.
Here is the condensed version of the Instructable:
1. Download the library.
The first step is to download the library. Libraries will come in condensed folders. Our Pmod libraries are located on the product pages for the Pmod.
2. Install the library in the libraries folder of the sketchbook location.
The next step is to install the library. To install the library you extract the condensed folder into a folder names libraries in the sketchbook location. You can find and change the sketchbook location in preferences.
3. Open a demo or use the library in your own sketch.
To open the demo go to File -> Sketchbook -> libraries->(library name)-> (demo name.).
To open the use the library in your own sketch, go to Sketch -> Import Library -> (library name.).
This will add an include into your sketch which will allow you to use the library’s functions.
If you would like to view the full Instructable, you can find it here on Instructables.com.