Dawn

Version: 0.6.0
April 13, 2017

Windows Linux MacOS

Runtime

Version: 1.1.0
April 15, 2017

All Robots

Introduction

Dawn is the software you will use to interface with your robot. It includes a code editor for writing your robot’s code and a dashboard for displaying data from the robot. Runtime is the software on the robot that communicates with Dawn, processes your code, and executes the commands you program.

Downloading Dawn

  1. Download the ZIP file of Dawn corresponding to your system by clicking one of the buttons above.
  2. Extract the ZIP file you just downloaded. On Windows, you can do this by right clicking on the ZIP file and selecting "Extract all" and following the instructions.
  3. Extracting the ZIP file will create a new folder. Open this folder and find the file "Dawn.exe" (Windows) or "Dawn" (Mac) and double click on it to start Dawn.
  4. You can move this folder to a different location on your computer if you wish. You can also delete the ZIP file you downloaded.

At PiE Kickoff, please make sure to update your robot to Runtime v1.0.1 before programming it.

Updating Runtime

  1. Download the latest version of Runtime by clicking the button above.
  2. Connect to the robot through Dawn.
  3. In Dawn, click the upload button in the upper-right corner (it should say "Upload Upgrade" on hover).
  4. When you see the Update window, click "Choose File" and select the Runtime update you just downloaded.
  5. Once your upload is complete, restart your robot to apply the update.

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Known Bugs and Temporary Workarounds