Getting Started

So you’ve received your osPID! Excellent! Thanks for supporting our project and open source hardware in general. Here are some steps to get you up and running as smoothly as possible.

Step 1: Physical Assembly

  1. The osPID casing consists of 5 pieces of laser cut acrylic, 6 screws, 6 nuts, and 6 washers.
  2. Insert and tighten the power jack into the case’s back panel, making sure that the wire is on the groove side.
  3. Plug the power jack into the main board.
  4. Insert the input and output cards into the main board such that the screw blocks are facing outwards. Only in this orientation, the electronics can fit into the casing.
  5. Using the provided screws, attach the top/bottom pieces of the case to one of the case side pieces. Make sure that the grooves are facing inwards.
  6. Slide the card assembly into the case. Make sure that the main board is contained by the top and bottom grooves, and that the power wire is in the space between the input and output cards.
  7. Attach the other side piece to the case.
  8. Attach the back of the case, making sure that each IO card fits snugly into the back groves. The DC jack hole should be on the left side of back panel.
  9. Now the physical assembly is completed!

Step 2: Firmware

Especially at this early stage, it will be important to update the internal firmware to the latest revision before use.

Step 3: Desktop Front-End

Now that the firmware has been updated, Follow these instructions to download and connect to the Desktop Front-End. (make sure the osPID is connected to your computer before running the application)