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Device Driver Installation

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Installing device driver for Windows
  1. Unzip the downloaded ZIP file.
  2. Double-click the exe file in the extracted folder to install it.
    • Windows 32-bit: CP210xVCPInstaller_x86.exe
    • Windows 64-bit: CP210xVCPInstaller_x64.exe
Installing device driver for OSX
  1. Unzip the downloaded ZIP file.
  2. Double-click the SiLabsUSBDriverDisk.dmg file to open the disk image file.
  3. Double-click the Silicon Labs VCP Driver.pkg file to install it.
Installing device driver for Linux
  1. Open a terminal and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the tar.gz file.
  2. Type the following command in the terminal to unzip.
  3. For Linux 3.x.x version:
    tar xvfzp device-driver-linux.3.x.x.tar.gz
    For Linux 2.6.x version:
    tar xvfzp device-driver-linux.2.6.x.tar.gz

  4. Verify that the drivers folder has been created.
  5. Log in to the root account on the terminal.
  6. Go to the drivers folder.
  7. Run the shell script by typing the following command in the terminal.
  8. ./setup.sh

    If the device driver is installed while the USB dongle is plugged into the computer, the Linux OS does not recognize the USB dongle. In this case, simply unplug the USB dongle and plug it back in.
First use: Pairing between robot and USB dongle
The device driver must be installed before plugging the USB dongle into the USB port of your computer.

When you purchase a Turtle robot, the robot and USB dongle are not paired.
The first time you use it, you must pair the robot and USB dongle.

  1. Plug the USB dongle into the USB port of the PC. It is normal if the Bluetooth connection indicator of the USB dongle flashes slowly in blue.
    Where is the Bluetooth connection indicator on the USB dongle?
  2. While holding down the button, turn the power switch to the right to turn on the power. Press and hold the button until you hear a beep.
  3. Bring the robot closer to the USB dongle. (Within 15cm between robot and USB dongle) It is normal if the blue light on the head turns off with a beep and the Bluetooth connection indicator on the hips and the Bluetooth connection indicator on the USB dongle are steady blue or blink rapidly. After you hear a beep, you can release the button.
    Where is the Bluetooth connection indicator of the Turtle robot?

Pair the robot and USB dongle before class, and stick the number sticker to make it easier to class.
Re-use: USB dongle connection with robot
If it is already paired, you do not need to pair it again, but plug the USB dongle into the USB port of the PC and turn on the power of the robot.

  1. Plug the USB dongle into the USB port of the PC. It is normal if the Bluetooth connection indicator of the USB dongle flashes slowly in blue.
  2. While holding down the button, turn the power switch to the right to turn on the power. Press and hold the button until you hear a beep. It is normal if the blue light on the head turns off with a beep and the Bluetooth connection indicator on the hips and the Bluetooth connection indicator on the USB dongle are steady blue or blink rapidly. After you hear a beep, you can release the button.

Changing pair
  1. Turn off the robot that was previously paired.
  2. Plug the USB dongle into the USB port of the PC. It is normal if the Bluetooth connection indicator of the USB dongle flashes slowly in blue.
  3. Turn on the robot to be paired and bring it closer to the USB dongle. (Within 15cm between robot and USB dongle) While holding down the button, turn the power switch to the right to turn on the power and bring it closer to the USB dongle. Press and hold the button until you hear a beep. It is normal if the blue light on the head turns off with a beep and the Bluetooth connection indicator on the hips and the Bluetooth connection indicator on the USB dongle are steady blue or blink rapidly. After you hear a beep, you can release the button.

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