WebCell Development Kit - Quick Start

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DevKit Quick Callouts

1. Initial state.

Start with no cables plugged in. The microSD card with factory-provided content should be installed in its slot on the WebCell.


2. Provide power to the WebCell.

Use the USB micro-B cable to connect the Development Kit to a USB power source. The power source can be any computer or power adapter with a USB jack.


3. Observe the indicators.

When power is applied, the green power LED on the WebCell should light steadily.


Since the network cable has not yet been attached, the red LED on the WebCell should be flashing. The rapid flashing (2 times per second) would indicate a network connection problem.


The two green LEDs on the Development Kit may also flash alternately once per second. This is the result of a test script on the microSD card.


4. Plug in the network cable.

When the WebCell is connected to the network, the red LED should stop flashing. If it continues to flash but at slower rate, this indicates the WebCell is connected to the local network but has been unable reach an external time server to set its clock.


5. Observe microSD card indicator.

Remove the microSD card. Note that the red LED now blinks once per second (0.75 second on, 0.25 second off). This is the indicator that the microSD card is removed.


Any running script is terminated when the microSD card is removed, so the green LEDs on the Development Kit will stop flashing. When the microSD card is reinstalled, all LEDs should return to what they were doing.


6. Display the WebCell home web page.

Go to http://www.patersontech.com/support/FindCell.aspx to locate your WebCell on your local network (or from our home page, Support-->Find Your WebCell). Click on the link listed under "Local Address". The home page of the WebCell, stored on the microSD card, should be displayed in your web browser.


7. Configure the WebCell.

Click on the link on the WebCell home page to start the configuration steps. These steps let you set up time zone and change network parameters if necessary.


8. Explore!

Use the navigation links to explore the web pages pre-installed on microSD card. These include:

Demonstration pages, which show how to use some of the WebCell hardware features.

Home automation pages, which allow you to control some INSTEON home automation devices. You must connect the WebCell to an INSTEON modem to utilize these pages.


9. Download and install the CellScript Simulator on your Windows PC.

The installation file can be found at the Downloads link at http://www.patersontech.com/. The CellScript Simulator is used to update the WebCell and backup its data.