Assuming you have completed 'Setting up a Tulip I/O Gateway', let's continue to connect devices.

Set Up The Unit Test App

Before we start connecting devices, we want to launch the "Factory Kit Unit Tests", which is an application that allows us to test each device's connectivity to Tulip.

Once you have downloaded the "Factory Kit Unit Tests" from the Library to your instance, open up the Factory Kit Starter App in your Tulip Player and open up the Factory Kit Navigator Page.

Before continuing, please navigate to the Shop Floor tab in the App Editor and confirm that the gateway and your Tulip Player are both online and at the same station. For more information on Stations, see this article.

Connecting Devices

Now it's time to set-up the devices. The Factory Kit sensors are plug and play. They can be connected to Tulip in any order.

Note: The Factory Kit comes equipped with an I/O Gateway, but these devices can also be connected to other gateway devices such as Edge MC.

Barcode Scanner

Plug the USB cable into any of the USB ports on the I/O Gateway. The barcode scanner will beep when connected.

Confirm that the barcode scanner is working by:

  1. Selecting Barcode Scanner Unit Test on the Factory Kit Navigator Page

  2. Follow the instructions on the Barcode Scanner Unit Test Application and scan a barcode to see the box turn green and the information pop up in the box.

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Foot Pedal

Plug USB cable into any of the USB ports on the I/O Gateway. 

Confirm that the foot pedal is being recognized by:

  1. Selecting Footpedal Unit Test on the Factory Kit Navigator Page

  2. Follow the instructions on the Barcode Scanner Unit Test Application and press the Footpedal and see the box turn green and the count pop up in the box.

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Temp/Humidity Sensor

The temp/humidity sensor is composed of a Hub and the sensor unit.  The Hub is the larger device of the two. 

Take the sensor cable and connect the sensor to the hub.

Next, connect the mini USB end to the phidget Hub and the USB end to any USB port on the I/O Gateway.

Confirm that the temp/humidity sensor is being recognized by:

  1. Selecting Temperature and Humidity Sensor Unit Test on the Factory Kit Navigator Page

  2. Follow the instructions on the Temperature and Humidity Sensor Unit Test Application and confirm that the temperature and humidity data populates in the box.

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We’ve now connected all of the Factory Kit USB devices. Next we'll set up the Tulip Light Kit. 

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