Forth Live Explorer

Folie is a command-line utility to talk to a µC via a (local or remote) serial port

GitHub repository:

Folie is work-in-progress. For a first introduction see these articles:

The first version of Folie is part of the Embello project, and can be found on GitHub, see the README.

Folie v2 is a complete rewrite, with as goal to better support all platforms and to simplify uploads with built-in flash images for a few µC boards.

There are a number of ready-made executables on the Releases page. There are no dependencies, they’ll also run on older versions of each OS.

For all background info and articles, see the weblog at

For reporting problems and bugs, please use the issue tracker on GitHub.

For general discussion and help, there’s a forum at You have to register and jump through a few hoops to be able to post and participate in the discussions, due to some anti-spam measures - but as a result, the forum is more or less noise-free.

Everything in the Folie repository is Open Source, see the “unlicense”. To contribute fixes and improvements, you’re welcome to fork the repository and submit a pull request.