Download Embrio version

Without a license you can do everything except upload a final program to an Arduino, you can still work with an Arduino but it must be connected to your computer.

With a Free license, you can upload up to 5 finished programs per month.

If you end up using Embrio more than that, please support development by buying a license.

EmbrioInstaller_2.2.0.9.exe - 52.614 MB

Mac - 16.381 MB

  1. IMPORTANT - Install Mono 4.8 Beta from here. Version 4.6 has a bug that causes Embrio to randomly disappear without any error or warning. If you try to run Embrio without Mono installed, it will download version 4.6.
  2. Download the Embrio zip file and unzip the and Embrio files into your Applications folder. The Embrio Uploader application will be used to download updates when they are available.

Some Mac users are unable to start Embrio by running the application link. If you encounter this please vist this forum thread.

Linux - 12.266 MB

  1. Download the zipped application and unzip it somewhere on your computer.
  2. Make sure Mono is installed by running the following command in a terminal:
    sudo apt-get install mono-complete
  3. Install WebKit by running the following two commands:
    sudo apt-get install libwebkit-dev
    sudo apt-get install libwebkit-cil-dev
  4. In a terminal, navigate to the folder that you unzipped Embrio into and run it with the following command:
    mono Embrio.Desktop.exe

Release Notes / Old Versions


The Arduino IDE has a command line functionality which Embrio uses to compile and upload Arduino programs.