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July 16, 2015

Library – Introduction

The Phoenard Arduino library is a software utility library that includes driver software for various components. This means you only have to include one library to make use of the Phoenard’s basic functions. For some on-board sensors and controller chips, third-party libraries are available as well.


The library is written for use in the Arduino environment, which means you need to have the Arduino IDE installed. If you have not done so already, first install the Arduino IDE.

ScreenShot_2015-07-16 12-52-21The Phoenard Arduino library can be found on GitHub. A zipped library archive download can be found to the right. To install the library, click on:

Sketch -> Include Library -> Add .ZIP Library…

In the dialog that opens, navigate to where you downloaded the Phoenard-Master.zip and open it.

Using the library

To make use of the library functions, add the following line at the top of your sketch:

#include "Phoenard.h"

You can then make use of all the library has to offer:

  • ILI9325/ILI9328 Touchscreen Display controller (read more…)
  • User interfaces made out of widgets (read more…)
  • SIM908 ATCommand controller (read more…)
  • VS1053 MIDI controller
  • External SRAM controller
  • Minimal FAT16/FAT32 SD controller
  • Phoenard settings manager