Piskytracker Set Up And Installation Guide


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“PISKYTRACKER” SET UP AND
INSTALLATION GUIDE
Version 1.1
Sept 2013

1. Identify Components
Identify the components as follows:

(A) Raspberry Pi (RasPi) and Camera
OR (C) Receiver Dongle

(B) USB 4-Port Hub (D) Wireless LAN USB Dongle

(E) Antenna / Aerial

(F) USB Hub Cable

(G) USB Power Cable

(H) USB HUB Power Supply

(J) Memory Card

(K) Network Cable (RJ45)

(L) RasPi Wired Network Port - 2 -

Camera Installation / Attachment
Disregard this section if your PiCamera is already attached. If your tracker came with the camera separated from the RasPi, please follow this short guide. You may need to remove the RasPi from its case. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GImeVqHQzsE The dedicated camera bus is the ribbon connector closest to the USB and Ethernet port. It's a zero insertion force (ZIF) design; pull up the two side clips to release the retaining bracket.
You need to place the ribbon with the conducting edge-connection pointing away from the USB port – the blue tape at the end is on the same side as the USB port.. Hold the ribbon square in place and push the clips down to fix the ribbon in position.
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Using PiTracker with a Wired Network Connection
It is somewhat easier to get things going with a Wired Network connection – and in any case, some people do not like having Wireless Networks in their house. If you have a Model B Pi, you can therefore connect the RasPi to your router or switch with an RJ45 cable.
Connect the RasPi to a free port on your Router or Switch.
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2. Using PiTracker with a Wireless Connection - Prepare The Memory Card
If you are NOT using a wireless connection, but are using a direct connection to your router, using a cable, please skip to Section 3 - Assembling the Kit.
NOTE: If your computer was made before about 2006 or 2007, then it may not be able to read the Memory Card Used in RasPi and you will need to obtain a USB Memory Card Reader compatible with SDHC Memory Cards.
1) Take the Memory Card (J) and insert it into your PC’s card reader slot, or external card reader.
2) Open Windows Explorer or the Macintosh Equivalent and locate the icon/disk for the card – which should be denoted by a letter in the range D: - Z:
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3) Double-click on the icon for the memory card drive/reader (which should show the name “PISKYTRACK”) next to it.
4) Look for a file on the card called “network” or “network.txt”. 5) Double-click on this to open it (it is a text file with some settings in it) 6) You should see a display similar to the one shown below.
7) To allow the RasPi to connect to your Wireless LAN, you must tell it (a) Your Wireless LAN Name (b) your Wireless LAN Password - 6 -

Enter your WLAN name after “wpa-ssid” and replace the text shown there. Enter your WLAN Password after “wpa-psk” and replace the text shown there. Example: If your wireless LAN is called HomeNetwork123 and your WLAN password is ABC123, the lines should appear as follows.
PLEASE NOTE WIRELESS NETWORK NAMES AND PASSWORD ARE CASE-SENSITIVE
8) Select “File / Save” from the menu and then reload the file to check the changes have been saved (repeat step 7 if necessary).
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3. Assembling the Kit
9) Remove the memory card from your computer and turn it upside down. Insert it into the RasPi as shown
10) Turn the RasPi the right way up and insert the USB Hub Cable (F) into the RasPi’s USB Port.
11) Plug the other end of the USB Hub Cable (F) into the USB Hub itself
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12) Take the Wireless LAN dongle (D) and plug it into the USB Hub 13) Take the Receiver Dongle (C) and plug the Antenna (E) into it 14) Take the Receiver USB Dongle (C) and plug it into the USB Hub
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15) Take the Antenna (E) and put some blu-tack on the base (this base cover may come off, but don’t worry if it does, you can still stick blu-tack onto it.
16) For best reception of the signal, it’s best to have the antenna high on shelf or bookcase – ideally in an upstairs room if possible. You will need to set this up carefully, due to the other dangling cables that connect the kit together.
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