PICAXE Programmer App

  • Windows Compatible
  • Mac Compatible
  • Linux Compatible
  • Chrome Compatible
  • Not iOS Compatible
  • Not Android Compatible

Product Details

When generating your PICAXE program online using the cloud version of Blockly for PICAXE using a "web serial compatible" browser (Chrome/Edge/Opera v103 or later) you can download the program directly to the PICAXE chip.

Other/older web browsers do not allow access to your USB/COM port, therefore the online Cloud version of Blockly instead simply saves onto your computer an ‘.axe file’ which is a compiled version of your PICAXE program.

This PICAXE Downloader App, because it is installed separately onto your computer as a standalone program, can then open this .axe file and download it to your PICAXE chip via the AXE027 USB cable.

Note that you do not need this app for any other PICAXE software that is installed directly on your computer (PE6, AXEpad, Logicator etc.) as they can already program the PICAXE chip directly.This app is only required when using the cloud (web) version of Blockly for PICAXE on older browsers. However you may also choose to export an .axe binary file from PE6, this is useful, for instance, you want to allow someone else to program a device with your code but do not want to share your original source code file.

The PICAXE Downloader is a free app and can be installed on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chromebooks.

Note that if using the AXE027 PICAXE cable on Mac or Windows you will also need to install the AXE027 driver. Instructions for Linux or Chromebooks are here.

Using the Downloader App

  1. Click the ‘Open’ button and select the desired .axe binary image file
  2. Select the correct COM port for the AXE027 download cable
  3. Connect your PICAXE board and power and then click ‘Program’



PICAXE Programmer App (Online Web)
Use Chrome/Edge browser
Programmer App (Online Web)
PICAXE Programmer App (Windows)
Unzip to a new folder. To run, double click on 'picaxe-serial-upload.exe'
Programmer App (Windows)
PICAXE Programmer App (Intel Mac 64-bit)
Unzip to a new folder. To run, right click (or Ctrl+click) and then 'Open'
Programmer App (Mac)
PICAXE Programmer App (Linux 32 bit)
Unzip to a new folder. To run cd to correct folder then from command line ./picaxe-serial-upload
Programmer App (Linux 32)
PICAXE Programmer App (Linux 64 bit)
Unzip to a new folder. To run cd to correct folder then from command line ./picaxe-serial-upload
Linux Installation
Programmer App (Linux 64)
PICAXE Programmer App (Chromebook) Programmer App (Chromebook)

Revision History

Current Version: 1.1.0 1.1.0 Created online web version 1.0.3 Created standalone apps for each platform using nw.js 1.0.2 Added COM port 'friendly name' display 1.0.1 Fixed missing icon file manifest issue 1.0.0 First public release

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