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kit:software_configuration [2018/07/31 13:21]
steve Step six
kit:software_configuration [2018/08/01 23:08]
steve [Step Four: Connect your Arduino UNO board]
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-====== Step One: Download the Arduino IDE software ======+====== Introduction ====== 
 +The programmable computer brain that controls the CrowBox is the [[https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-uno-rev3|Arduino UNO microcontroller board]].
  
-To install the Crowbox system software onto your Arduino UNO microcontroller board, you'll need a computer, a USB A to B cable, and the Arduino IDE software, which is available for free download. IDE stands for //Integrated Development Environment//, but that'not an important detail right now.+On this page we'll go through the steps required to download the source code for our CrOS software and get it uploaded to an Arduino UNO board, which can then be used to control your CrowBox. The CrOS software is fully open-source and we encourage you to make changes and improvements to the program code and the machine'training protocol.
  
-Let's get started!+The Arduino is an extremely popular platform for makers and experimental electronics worldwide. This means that there are a great deal of resources available to help you learn more about the Arduino hardware, the Arduino IDE software, and how to program and modify programs for these great little boards. 
  
-  -Visit the Arduino website at https://www.arduino.cc +If you run into trouble following the instructions on this page, there are a number of places to turn for help:
-  -From the menu bar near the top of the web page, select SOFTWARE->DOWNLOADS +
-  -Disregard the section labelled //Arduino Web Editor// and scroll down the the section labelled //Download the Arduino IDE// +
-  -From the right-hand sidebar, select the operating system that applies to the computer you will use to program your Arduino Uno. The Arduino IDE software is offered for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. If you are downloading for Windows operating system, we recommend the option labelled //Windows Installer// +
-  -After you select an operating system you will be taken to download page where you may choose to //Contribute and Download// or //Just Download//. Here you may choose to download the Arduino IDE for free, or make a contribution to the Arduino project. **NOTE:** Crowbox has no direct affiliation with Arduino. +
-  -Once you’ve made a selection, the Arduino software will download.+
  
-====== Step TwoInstall the Arduino IDE Software ======+  * arduino.cc - [[https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage|Getting Started with Arduino]] 
 +  * arduino.cc - [[https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/ArduinoUno|Arduino UNO Guide]] 
 +  * The community at the [[http://groups.google.com/group/CrowBoxKit|Official CrowBox Google Group]]
  
-===== For Windows operating system ===== 
-FIXME 
  
-===== For Mac OSX operating system ===== +====== Step One: Download and install the Arduino IDE software ======
-**NOTE:** The Arduino IDE requires Mac OSX 10.7 Lion or newer.+
  
-  -In your Downloads folderlocate the file named something like **arduino-x.x.x-macosx.zip** +To install the CrowBox system software onto your Arduino UNO microcontroller board, you'll need a computer, a USB A to B cable, and the Arduino IDE softwarewhich is available for free downloadIDE stands for //Integrated Development Environment//, but that's not an important detail right now.
-  -Double click the file and it should automatically extract +
-  -Locate the extracted file which will simply be named **Arduino**. It should have a roundblue-green icon +
-  -You may leave this Arduino file in your //Downloads// folderor drag it another folder, usually //Applications//. +
-  -Arduino IDE installation is now complete!+
  
-===== For Linux operating system ===== +Let's get started! First, follow the official instructions at the Arduino website to install the version of the Arduino IDE software that matches your computer's operating system:
-We are looking for someone to help us by writing Linux installation instructions for the Arduino IDE. If you're willing to contribute, please contact us on the **Crowbox Google Group** FIXME+
  
-====== Step ThreeDownload the CrOS Software ====== +    * Arduino software install guide for [[https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Windows|Windows]] 
-The Crowbox is controlled by an Arduino UNO microcontroller board which runs the Crowbox Operating System software that we call 'CrOS'In order to get your Crowbox online, you'll need to download our CrOS software and install it on your Arduino UNO board.+    Arduino software install guide for [[https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/MacOSX|Mac OSX]] 
 +    * Arduino software install guide for [[https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Linux|Linux]]
  
-  -Download the latest version of the CrOS software from FIXME+====== Step Two: Download the CrOS Software ====== 
 +The CrowBox is controlled by an Arduino UNO microcontroller board which runs the CrowBox Operating System software that we call 'CrOS'. In order to get your CrowBox online, you'll need to download our CrOS software and install it on your Arduino UNO board. 
 + 
 +  -Download the latest version of the [[kit:cros_software|CrOS software]].
   -You will receive a file named something like **cros_v011.zip**. Double-click this file to extract the .zip archive   -You will receive a file named something like **cros_v011.zip**. Double-click this file to extract the .zip archive
   -The archive should create a folder called **cros_source** which contains the CrOS source code files, which have extensions like .h, .cpp, and a file named **cros.ino**   -The archive should create a folder called **cros_source** which contains the CrOS source code files, which have extensions like .h, .cpp, and a file named **cros.ino**
  
-====== Step Four: Load CrOS software into the Arduino IDE ======+====== Step Three: Load CrOS software into the Arduino IDE ======
   -Launch the Arduino IDE software that you downloaded and installed in steps one and two.   -Launch the Arduino IDE software that you downloaded and installed in steps one and two.
   -From the Arduino menu, select FILE->OPEN   -From the Arduino menu, select FILE->OPEN
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   -It's possible that at some point a window will appear near the bottom of the Arduino IDE which says "Updates are available for some of your boards and libraries". It's a good idea to accept these updates, but you may also click the X to dismiss this message and ignore the updates.   -It's possible that at some point a window will appear near the bottom of the Arduino IDE which says "Updates are available for some of your boards and libraries". It's a good idea to accept these updates, but you may also click the X to dismiss this message and ignore the updates.
  
-====== Step Five: Connect your Arduino UNO board ======+====== Step Four: Connect your Arduino UNO board ======
   -Plug the 'B' end (The big square end) of your USB A to B cable into the square USB socket on your Arduino UNO board. Plug the other end of the USB cable into a free USB port on your computer.   -Plug the 'B' end (The big square end) of your USB A to B cable into the square USB socket on your Arduino UNO board. Plug the other end of the USB cable into a free USB port on your computer.
-  -Allow a moment for your operating system to detect the new device+  -Allow a moment for your operating system to detect the new device. On Windows operating systems, drivers may begin to install. If so, allow this process to finish before proceeding.
   -In the Arduino IDE menu, select TOOLS->BOARD->ARDUINO/GENUINO UNO   -In the Arduino IDE menu, select TOOLS->BOARD->ARDUINO/GENUINO UNO
-  -In the Arduino IDE menu, select TOOLS->PORT->FIXME+  -The details of the next step depend on your operating system: 
 +    - Windows 
 +      - In the Arduino IDE menu, select TOOLS->PORT-> and then look for a COM port numbered 3 or higher which is also labeled (Arduino/Genuino Uno) and select it. 
 +      - Examples: **COM6 (Arduino/Genuino Uno)** or **COM3 (Arduino/Genuino Uno)** 
 +    - Mac OSX 
 +      - In the Arduino IDE menu, select TOOLS->PORT-> and then select the port named starting with **/dev/tty.usbmodem** or **/dev/tty.usbserial**. The port name will probably end with an unusual alphanumeric string. 
 +    - Linux 
 +      - We have no instructions for this step at present!  
 +      - If you are familiar with the Arduino IDE on Linux, please contact us on the Google Group to contribute to this section
  
-====== Step Six: Uploading CrOS software to Arduino UNO ====== 
-  -At the top left of the Arduino IDE window you'll see two round buttons. Locate the round button with an arrow facing to the right. This is the //Upload// button. 
-  -Click the //Upload// button. The CrOS software will compile on your computer and then be uploaded to the Arduino UNO board which you've connected to your computer with the USB cable. 
-    -If you receive an error message, the best place to turn for help is the [[http://groups.google.com/group/CrowBoxKit|Crowbox Google Group]] 
-  -Once the upload is complete, leave the Arduino UNO board connected to your computer for 30 seconds before disconnecting the USB cable 
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 +====== Step Five: Upload CrOS software to Arduino UNO ======
 +  -At the top left of the Arduino IDE window you'll see two round buttons. Locate the round button with an arrow facing to the right. This is the //Upload// button.
 +  -Click the //Upload// button. The CrOS software will compile on your computer and then be uploaded to the Arduino UNO board which you've connected to your computer with the USB cable. If you receive an error message, the best place to turn for help is the [[http://groups.google.com/group/CrowBoxKit|CrowBox Google Group]].
 +  -Once the upload is complete, leave the Arduino UNO board connected to your computer for 30 seconds before disconnecting the USB cable.
  
 +Your CrowBox software should now be ready to operate!
kit/software_configuration.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/22 15:18 by steve