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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
When you purchase a Hamster 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 blinks slowly in blue.
    Where is the Bluetooth connection indicator on the USB dongle?
  2. Turn the power switch up to turn on the power.
  3. Bring the Hamster robot close to the USB dongle. (Within 15cm between robot and USB dongle) It is normal if a beep sounds and the Bluetooth connection indicator of the Hamster robot and the USB dongle is steady blue or blinking rapidly.
    Where is the Bluetooth connection indicator of the Hamster robot?

Pair the robot and USB dongle before class, and stick the number sticker to make it easier to class.
Re-use: Connecting between robot and USB dongle
If they are already paired, you do not need to pair them 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 blinks slowly in blue.
  2. Turn the power switch up to turn on the power. It is normal if a beep sounds and the Bluetooth connection indicator of the Hamster robot and the USB dongle is steady blue or blinking rapidly.

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 blinks slowly in blue.
  3. Turn the power switch up to turn on the power and bring it close to the USB dongle. (Within 15cm between robot and USB dongle) It is normal if a beep sounds and the Bluetooth connection indicator of the Hamster robot and the USB dongle is steady blue or blinking rapidly.

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