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This tutorial will show you how to set up your Pocuter for the first time. Please make sure to have a look at the hardware overview section.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Insert a micro SD card
  2. 2. Powering up your Pocuter
  3. 3. Navigating through the Pocuter
  4. 4. Connect your Pocuter to WiFi and the Internet
  5. 5. Updating your Pocuter
  6. 6. Add your Pocuter to your device manager
  7. 7. Adding Apps to your Pocuter

1. Insert a micro SD card

If you ordered a micro SD card along your Pocuter, you can skip this step.

If not, source a micro SD card and connect it to your computer first. Then, download the file linked below and unzip that file in your micro SD card.

Now, you can insert one before powering up the Pocuter, otherwise it may not be recognized.

Troubleshooting: Micro SD card not recognized

2. Powering up your Pocuter

You have three ways to power up your Pocuter:

1. Connecting your Pocuter via micro USB

With a micro USB cable, you can power up your Pocuter. Don’t worry about the voltage, the Pocuter has a voltage regulator that can handle up to 6 Volts, USB runs with 5 Volts.

2. Connecting a battery to your Pocuter

The Pocuter has an onboard charging module and voltage regulator so you can safely solder a lithium polymer or lithium Ion battery to it.

It is recommended to read the electrical characteristics before doing this.

3. Powering your Pocuter up via VCC (Breadboard)

This method is not recommended as you are then prohibited to use both USB and the battery connections.

To accomplish this, first solder a 10-pin male header to your Pocuter. Visit Pinout, to see where all pins are.

Then insert the Pocuter to a breadboard and connect VCC and GND to a power source of at least 3 Volts, maximum of 3.6 Volts. Recommended is 3.3 Volts. For more information about that, please head to the electrical characteristics section.

3. Navigating through the Pocuter

The Pocuter has three user buttons, which can make navigating through it a bit difficult.
When the Pocuter is folded, this is the layout:

This is the control scheme in the main menu:

Button Name(s)Function
B0/B1Scroll through entries
B2Select entry / Advance
B2 (double click)Back to previous
B1 & B2Back to main menu

The control scheme of an app is displayed after loading it. To go back to the main menu while in an app, press the two buttons closest to the screen at the same time.

4. Connect your Pocuter to WiFi and the Internet

To connect your Pocuter to a WiFi network, navigate toSettings > WiFiThere are three ways to connect, explained in detail below. Before selecting one, make sure there is an SD card plugged into your Pocuter, since it cannot save the WiFi credentials otherwise.

1. Connect via Access Point (Recommended)

The Pocuter will create an Access Point. You can use your phone or a similar device to search for a WiFi named ‘POCUTER’ and connect to it. It should automatically open a simple page where you can enter your WiFi name and password. After submitting, the Pocuter will restart and try to connect.

2. Start WPS

After entering this menu, the Pocuter will wait for a WPS signal from your router. Simply press the ‘WPS’ button on it and it should connect. The Pocuter will lock out any input for 60 seconds after selecting WOS.

3. Scan for WiFis

This option is quite cumbersome, we recommend the other options and only try this as a last resort.

The Pocuter will search for nearby WiFis. Selecting yours from the list will open a menu where you can enter the password. Select [OK] to end the password entry.
The double-click function for going back is disabled in this menu, as it could be activated by accident. You will have to exit by selecting [OK].

5. Updating your Pocuter

Now you need to get the latest menu. This is very important so your Pocuter always works with the latest Apps. Normally, you will get a pop-up window right after you have connected with the internet. If not, follow the steps shown below.

To update your OS, simple go to Settings > Update Menu It should immediately initiate a download and restart with the latest version.

6. Add your Pocuter to your device manager

This feature is not available yet and will get notified once our App Store is online. For now, you can skip this step.

7. Adding Apps to your Pocuter

There are three ways to add apps to your Pocuter.

1. Adding apps through the Pocuter App Store (Easiest) COMING SOON

Please use the 2nd method for now until the App Store is online.

2. Loading apps directly onto a micro SD card

Here is a quick step-by-step instruction to load apps directly onto a micro SD card:

  1. 1. In the Pocuter App Store, you can directly download the file of the App. Make sure it is compatible with the Pocuter one.
    You should receive a ZIP file containing an ‘apps’ folder.
  2. 2. Connect the micro SD card to your computer.
  3. 3. In the file explorer, navigate to the root of your SD card.
  4. 4. Unzip the downloaded file and move the ‘apps’ folder to the root directory.
  5. 5. Eject the micro SD card, insert it back into your Pocuter and restart it.

Now, the app should show up in the apps list - typically, it will be added to the end of the list.

3. Upload an App directly to your Pocuter

When you process with this method, many features of the Pocuter, including the main menu will not be available, so we do not recommend this method unless you know what you are doing.

Important notes!

We are kindly making you aware that the Pocuter is still in the early firmware development phase, so many features will be missing.

Here are the planned features for the main menu & general features:

  • - Bluetooth connectivity
  • - See current WiFi & Disconnect
  • - Deleting, sorting and Grouping apps
  • - Taking Screenshots
  • - Controlling the settings & more over the Pocuter Web interface

Many apps are planned as well!

Next Steps

Useful pages

  • Have a read through the Pocuter Datasheet
  • How do I set up Arduino?
  • How do I create my own app?