Visual, real-time, agent based programming for Arduino. Now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Embrio is a different kind of visual programming environment which doesn’t try to mimic traditional programming, instead you create your program out of multiple “agents” which each have one job and all run at the same time in parallel. Agents attach to each other, activating and suppressing other agents similar to neurons in a brain. Agents are implemented by adding and connecting visual nodes, and you can write your own custom nodes giving you the full power of traditional coding wrapped in an easy to use graphical interface. Work with a live connection to your Arduino to get real time feedback and interaction, avoiding the cumbersome compile, upload, and test loop of traditional programming.

Agent Based Programming

An agent is a little piece of a program that has one job. Agents connect to and turn on and off other agents. An Embrio program is made up of multiple agents running in parallel.

Real Time Connection

Work with a live connection to your Arduino, see how your program works as you build it!

See the list of compatible boards.

Compiles To Arduino

When your program is done it can be compiled to run entirely on your Arduino! The profiler tool gives you accurate resource usage information while you work.

Learn more by going through the growing library of video tutorials, for example:

Beginner

Button Toggle - This tutorial shows how to set up a button in Embrio. It reads a digital input value from a push button, and passes that value through an Above or Below node to get a trigger event from it to toggle a switch. Finally it uses a timer node to limit h...

Intermediate

Servo Control with UI - This tutorial shows how to control a Servo with an Arduino via a user interface running on a PC, connected by a serial cable. The project contains two controllers, one to run on the Arduino, and one to run on the PC with a UI made with HTML, CSS, an...

Advanced

Simon Style Memory Game - This project shows the entire process of programming a Simon style memory game using agents. The video is fairly long, but goes in full detail how to create a program like this using Agent Based programming. The video starts with a quick explan...

Recent Activity

10/18/2018 - New Forum Post

Simon Style Memory Game

EmbrioAdmin: For questions and discussion about the Simon style memory game example project. The project page can be found [url=http://embrio.io/projects/advanced-tutorials/advanced-projects/simon-style-memory-

10/18/2018 - New Forum Post

Embrio error on Linux Mint 19.0 (Tara)

EmbrioAdmin: Thanks for the info, I'll have to try that out at some point. I'm not much of a Linux user, I've pretty much only tested by running Ubuntu on a virtual machine. Embrio needs webkit to run most of

10/18/2018 - New Tutorial

Simon Style Memory Game

This project shows the entire process of programming a Simon style memory game using agents. The video is fairly long, but goes in full detail how to create a program like this using Agent Based programming. The video starts with a quick explanation of how the physical box was made, but most of it goes over creating the entire project from start to finish.

10/16/2018 - New Forum Post

code toggle button disappears

mogplus8: Drag the background... didn't know that trick. Worked a treat of course. Thanks for the rapid response. ;-) Ian

9/26/2018 - Embrio Software Update

Version 2.2.3.4

Bugs Fixed
Fixed a bug on Linux where only one plus sign could be in a code definition.

9/23/2018 - Embrio Software Update

Version 2.2.3.3

Bugs Fixed
Nodes that touch IO pins on a node group weren’t getting data in connection mode.
Node groups sometimes weren’t getting output values from the function instance.
Published forms were blank

9/16/2018 - Embrio Software Update

Version 2.2.3.2

Bugs Fixed
Arrays in the declaration section of a node weren’t compiling correctly on Arduino.
Errors on nodes weren’t clearing.
Integer outputs on nodes that use the Min or Max values had a compile issue.

7/5/2018 - New Library Item

EasyDriver Stepper

This node lets you control a stepper motor, like the Nema 17 Bipolar Stepper Motor, with the EasyDriver - Stepper Motor Driver.

3/16/2018 - New Tutorial

Bezier Curve Node

The bezier curve node lets you convert a linear input to a curved output. It is especially useful for working with physical devices that have a non linear response, or adding ease in and out throughout a project for a more natural look.

3/5/2018 - New Library Item

I2C 20x4 LCD

This node works with any standard I2C 20x4 LCD module.

2/24/2018 - New Library Item

Pololu Maestro Servo Controllers

This node lets you control a bunch of servos with the Pololu Maestro family of servo control boards using the maestro-arduino library. A servo control board is great because it moves all of the hardware and software resources needed to control servo motors off of the Arduino and only takes up 2 pins to control a large number of servos. The board creates the smooth PWM signals needed to run the servos. You can also use these boards to control anything that's controlled by a PWM signal like LEDs.

1/2/2018 - New Tutorial

Servo Control with UI

This tutorial shows how to control a Servo with an Arduino via a user interface running on a PC, connected by a serial cable. The project contains two controllers, one to run on the Arduino, and one to run on the PC with a UI made with HTML, CSS, and jQuery. The two controllers communicate with built in serial communication nodes.