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You're here because you have a Field Scout. It looks like this:

Pinoccio Field Scout

To program your Field Scout, follow the instructions below to get the necessary Arduino IDE and Pinoccio libraries.

If you prefer working in the Terminal and understand things like symlinks, use these instructions on Github.

Please select your operating system:

  • Windows

    Step 1: Get the Windows driver

    Follow these directions to install the Windows driver, then return to this page and continue to Step 2.


    Step 2: Download the Arduino IDE

    Even if you already have the Arduino IDE, it's likely too old. Download the required version here:

    Download the IDE - 193 MB .zip

    Once that file has downloaded, unzip and install it.


    Step 3: Download & Install the Pinoccio Libraries

    1. Download this file: Pinoccio libraries - 2.3 MB .zip
    2. While that's downloading, locate the following directories on your computer. If they don't exist yet, create them:
      • My Documents\Arduino\hardware
      • My Documents\Arduino\libraries
    3. Unzip the file that you just downloaded, and inside you should see two folders: hardware and libraries.
    4. Move the contents of the hardware folder into the hardware directory on your computer.
    5. Move the contents of the libraries folder into the libraries directory on your computer.

    Step 4: Set up the IDE

    1. Plug your Pinoccio Scout into your computer's USB.
    2. Open the Arduino IDE.
    3. Go to the Tools menu and select:
      • Board > Pinoccio Scout
    4. Go to the Tools menu again and select:
      • Serial Port > COMx

    Step 5: Play!

    Now you can start controlling your Scout via the IDE.

    1. Example sketches are under:
      • File > Examples > Pinoccio
    2. Select an example sketch, like BlinkRGB, and click the Upload button.

    Step 6: Load the Bootstrap Sketch

    If you want to control your Scout using ScoutScript:

    1. Open the main sketch in:
      • File > Sketchbook > libraries > pinoccio > Bootstrap
    2. Click the Upload button.
  • Mac

    Step 1: Download the Arduino IDE

    Even if you already have the Arduino IDE, it's likely too old. Download the required version here:

    Download the IDE - 131 MB .zip

    Once that file has downloaded, unzip and install it.


    Step 2: Download & Install the Pinoccio Libraries

    1. Download this file: Pinoccio libraries - 2.3 MB .zip
    2. While that's downloading, locate the following directories on your computer. If they don't exist yet, create them:
      • Documents/Arduino/hardware
      • Documents/Arduino/libraries
    3. Unzip the file that you just downloaded, and inside you should see two folders: hardware and libraries.
    4. Move the contents of the hardware folder into the hardware directory on your computer.
    5. Move the contents of the libraries folder into the libraries directory on your computer.

    Step 3: Set up the IDE

    1. Plug your Pinoccio Scout into your computer's USB.
    2. Open the Arduino IDE.
    3. Go to the Tools menu and select:
      • Board > Pinoccio Scout
    4. Go to the Tools menu again and select:
      • Port > /dev/tty.usbmodemx

    Step 4: Play!

    Now you can start controlling your Scout via the IDE.

    1. Example sketches are under:
      • File > Examples > Pinoccio
    2. Select an example sketch, like BlinkRGB, and click the Upload button.

    Step 5: Load the Bootstrap Sketch

    If you want to control your Scout using ScoutScript:

    1. Open the main sketch in:
      • File > Sketchbook > libraries > pinoccio > Bootstrap
    2. Click the Upload button.
  • 32-bit Linux

    Step 1: Download the Arduino IDE

    Even if you already have the Arduino IDE, it's likely too old. Download the required version here:

    Download the IDE - 112 MB .zip

    Once that file has downloaded, unzip and install it.


    Step 2: Download & Install the Pinoccio Libraries

    1. Download this file: Pinoccio libraries - 2.3 MB .zip
    2. While that's downloading, locate the following directories on your computer. If they don't exist yet, create them:
      • Documents/Arduino/hardware
      • Documents/Arduino/libraries
    3. Unzip the file that you just downloaded, and inside you should see two folders: hardware and libraries.
    4. Move the contents of the hardware folder into the hardware directory on your computer.
    5. Move the contents of the libraries folder into the libraries directory on your computer.

    Step 3: Set up the IDE

    1. Plug your Pinoccio Scout into your computer's USB.
    2. Open the Arduino IDE.
    3. Go to the Tools menu and select:
      • Board > Pinoccio Scout
    4. Go to the Tools menu again and select:
      • Serial Port > /dev/ttyUSBx

    Step 4: Play!

    Now you can start controlling your Scout via the IDE.

    1. Example sketches are under:
      • File > Examples > Pinoccio
    2. Select an example sketch, like BlinkRGB, and click the Upload button.

    Step 5: Load the Bootstrap Sketch

    If you want to control your Scout using ScoutScript:

    1. Open the main sketch in:
      • File > Sketchbook > libraries > pinoccio > Bootstrap
    2. Click the Upload button.
  • 64-bit Linux

    Step 1: Download the Arduino IDE

    Even if you already have the Arduino IDE, it's likely too old. Download the required version here:

    Download the IDE - 112 MB .zip

    Once that file has downloaded, unzip and install it.


    Step 2: Download & Install the Pinoccio Libraries

    1. Download this file: Pinoccio libraries - 2.3 MB .zip
    2. While that's downloading, locate the following directories on your computer. If they don't exist yet, create them:
      • Documents/Arduino/hardware
      • Documents/Arduino/libraries
    3. Unzip the file that you just downloaded, and inside you should see two folders: hardware and libraries.
    4. Move the contents of the hardware folder into the hardware directory on your computer.
    5. Move the contents of the libraries folder into the libraries directory on your computer.

    Step 3: Set up the IDE

    1. Plug your Pinoccio Scout into your computer's USB.
    2. Open the Arduino IDE.
    3. Go to the Tools menu and select:
      • Board > Pinoccio Scout
    4. Go to the Tools menu again and select:
      • Serial Port > /dev/ttyUSBx

    Step 4: Play!

    Now you can start controlling your Scout via the IDE.

    1. Example sketches are under:
      • File > Examples > Pinoccio
    2. Select an example sketch, like BlinkRGB, and click the Upload button.

    Step 5: Load the Bootstrap Sketch

    If you want to control your Scout using ScoutScript:

    1. Open the main sketch in:
      • File > Sketchbook > libraries > pinoccio > Bootstrap
    2. Click the Upload button.

Next, check out the documentation:

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