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New Amici (22 o)

New versions of Amici (based on Arduino 22) are available for Windows in
French and

The new version contains a new block for the use of a 7-segment serial display. This new “Display” block  can be used to monitor the values of a sensor while the Arduino-Board is not connected to a computer. The display can also be bought online here (Germany).

Amici – renewed!

We are happy to present a new release of Amici, version 0019n!

It’s renewed in several ways:

  • conceptually: There’s a new way of creating (most) actuator and sensor commands: E.g., you switch an actuator “on” by combining the actuator block with the on-block, or for creating conditionals, combine the if-block with the sensor-block. You can assign sensor values to variables (using the variable block with the sensor block) and reuse them later (including using operands there, see the image below for an example).
  • visually: Blocks have become more “transparent”, i.e. displaying pin numbers and sensor/actuator icons. Furthermore, block colours have been adjusted to make more sense.
  • internally: Amici 0019n has been re-merged with the latest Arduino (0019) release, so it should be more stable than our previous releases (increasing compatibility e.g. with Windows 7).

Please note that this release is still kind of beta, so some (rather visual) issues still need to be improved.


Amici 0019n is availabe in English and German, both for Mac and Windows:

If you would like to contribute to another language version (e.g., by adopting the previous Spanish, French or Portugue translations to the new release), please contact us!