Step 1: What You'll Need
1 Soldering Iron (I'd recommend an adjustable temp. iron set to 700Â° F)
1 Roll of Solder (preferably lead free, with rosin)
5 Electricity (for the soldering iron, later for the Ybox itself)
1 Computer (You don't need it, unless you want to configure anything on the Ybox. I strongly recommend a computer, as you might not care what the weather in Campbell, CA is like)
2 Internet (For the Ybox, and for the computer)
1 9V power supply from Adafruit
1 RCA Cable
1 Ethernet Cable
1 PCB Vise (recommended, you don't burn yourself as much. Unless you like that)
Some Love (All electronics projects require this)
Step 2: Check the Parts List.
Step 3: Solder
Step 4: Plug It In!
Step 5: Visit the YBox Online
Step 6: Upload New Programs
This is how you upload programs from a Mac (Sadly (?) I do not know the specifics of this process on a PC, but you use curl from the command line there too). First, you open a terminal. This is located in /Applications/Utilities and is appropriately named Terminal. If you have never used terminal before, that's OK. Next, you need to change directory so that you can access the precompiled binary for the widget you want to use. I recommend you move that binary, which will be a .binary file, to your desktop. Then, in the terminal, you can type in:
Then, to confirm that the command worked, type in:
Which should list all of the items on your desktop. If so, congrats! If not, try again.
Then, type in:
curl http://thingnumber1/stage2.eeprom -T thingnumber2.binary
Where thingnumber1 is the IP address of your Ybox, and thingnumber2.binary is the filename of the widget you wish to upload. Some lights should blink, and some dots should flash on your screen, and then your terminal will say 'Done' and some other junk. This means that the Ybox now has your widget.
Step 7: Restart Your YBox
Step 8: Rinse. Lather. Repeat.
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