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

Set Up Unit Tests

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

Please load Tulip in a Google Chrome window. Navigate to the 'Apps' tab in the Menu Bar and select "Apps".  

Now, select the application named  "Advance Unit Tests". Click "Run" in the upper right hand corner to launch the app in the Tulip Player.

Before continuing, please navigate to the Shop Floor tab in Tulip Factory and confirm that the gateway and your Tulip Player are both online (green) and at the same station, as shown below:

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.

Barcode Scanner

Take the ethernet end and plug it into the scanner.

Next, 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 option in the Unit Test App
  2. Scanning a barcode
  3. Confirming the barcode is displayed on the screen

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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 Foot Pedal option in the Unit Test App
  2. Press the Foot Pedal
  3. Confirming there is a response displayed on the screen

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 Temp / Humidity option in the Unit Test App
  2. Confirming there is a response displayed on the screen

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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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