10.a. Getting Started in Windows

To get started developing your own Wixel Apps using Windows as the development platform, we recommend that you download and install the Pololu Wixel Development Bundle: wixel-dev-bundle-120127.exe (10MB exe). This bundle contains four things:

  • Wixel SDK: Contains source code (for libraries and applications) that will help you develop your own applications for the Wixel.
  • SDCC – Small Device C Compiler: A free compiler that is used to compile the code in the Wixel SDK.
  • Pololu GNU Build Utilities: Windows versions of some open-source utilities that are required by the SDK.
  • Notepad++: A free text editor which is convenient to use when editing Wixel code.