BUG YT Start Guide
Welcome to BUG! This guide will help you get started with BUG Y.T. By the end of this guide, your BUG will be powered on, connected to the network and ready to program!
The intended Audience for this start guide is new users who are setting up BUG Y.T. the first time. This guide assumes you are using a Linux computer for setup, which is highly recommended for BUG setup. If you are trying to set up with another un-supported platform, please see the Windows and Mac setup pages in addition to this guide.
Connecting Modules the Right Way
There are 4 slots for plugging in modules, usually identified as Slots 0, 1, 2, and 3.
- As shown in the diagram below, Slot 1 is also the dedicated Video Slot where you plug in the LCD module (BUGview2) or the BUGvideo module.
- The other slots are multi-purpose and you can plug any compatible modules into these slots.
The illustration below shows the proper way of connecting modules to BUGbase.
Safely Removing Modules
To remove BUG modules, reverse the Hook and Snap technique.
Powering Up Your BUG
- Insert A/C power adapter into BUGbase.
- Connect your BUGstinger
- If you have an LCD or Video module, connect it to the dedicated Video slot (Slot 1).
- Press and release the power button on your BUG.
- The BUG will take approximately 2-3 minutes to boot. The first boot may take a bit longer.
- While booting you'll see the BUG logo LED light slowly breathing.
- If you'd like to see more information of BUG's boot process in the terminal, follow the Terminal instructions.
- The default user (root) has no set password. If prompted for a password, just hit enter.
This is the preferred method of getting your BUG on the network. If you don't like our happy path, you can find other ways to connect on the Networking page.
If you have a LCD module, you can use the Network app to configure basic networking. Click the Network icon in the task launcher.
Note: Make sure the AC adapter is plugged into your BUGbase when trying to use the Ethernet port on the BUGstinger
Launch the Network app and click on the Config tab. Ethernet will be selected by default. Change Auto to Manual and enter the appropriate values
Launch the Network App and select an access point from the list.
Hit the Show button so you can see the passphrase being entered. Tap into the passphrase field and the keyboard will be brought up. The keyboard will cover the passphrase field, scroll down so the field is visible (arrow points at the scroll bar)
Enter in the passphrase and tap Connect
The app will show if you've made the connection successfully.
Find your IP address
To see the Bug's IP address , click on the config tab and change the device selection from Ethernet to Wifi
Once you know your IP address, you can connect to BUGdash
If you prefer to jump into developing with your BUG, you can connect to the SDK
If you already have the SDK Installed, perhaps build your first app following the Getting Started Tutorial or the JavaDoc
Or simply SSH into your BUG.
Powering Down Your BUG
Hold the power button down for 2 seconds and let go.
The blue BUG light will flash several times. When all lights are off, your BUG is shut down.
Rebooting Your BUG
To reboot your BUG, hold down the power button until the BUG reboots itself.
You will know your BUG is rebooting when all LEDs flash on and the BUG logo begins breathing.
Position your BUGbase so that looks like the first image below. The "Front" image is one which has letters A through D pointing at the set of controls on the front of the BUGbase. You will notice the top and bottom of the BUGbase look the same, so you need to make sure the Tripod mount (identified by E) is also facing you and Slots 0 and 1 are face up.