OSWALD User's Guide
Oregon State Wireless Active Learning Device
- OSWALD User's Guide
- Chapter 1: Basics
- Chapter 2: Getting Started
- 2.1 Turning your OSWALD on
- Personalizing your OSWALD
- Exploring Preinstalled Software
- Chapter 3: F.A.Q. (Debugging)
Chapter 1: Basics
OSWALD at a Glance
Buttons, Touchscreen, Touchpad, Joystick
Matchbox Desktop Manager
Charging the Battery
Connecting to the Internet (not yet)
Chapter 2: Getting Started
2.1 Turning your OSWALD on
Using a fine pointed object, slide the small black switch—found in the top the right corner of your OSWALD—to the left. This is the ON position. If the switch is already in this position, switch it to the right, and then switch it back to the left. If your OSWALD still doesn’t turn on, it likely has no charge and needs to be plugged into a USB or power adapter.
Personalizing your OSWALD
2.2 Setting the date/time
1. Using a pointer or a mouse, click the Time found at the bottom right corner of the OSWALD’s desktop screen.
2. Next, in the popup window, click Set Time.
3. Click within the Date or Time fields and then click the Keyboard icon along the taskbar.
4. Adjust Date and Time with the Keyboard and then click OK.
2.3 Changing your Desktop Background
1. Click Settings folder found on the OSWALD desktop.
2. Then, click the Look and Feel folder.
3. Next, click the Background tab.
4. The OSWALD has two built-in desktop background styles: Solid Color and Color Gradient.
5. Check a background style and click Colour to choose a color.
6. When you’re finished choosing a style and color, click OK. Your desktop will now reflect your color and style choice.
2.4 Using a Custom Image for your Desktop Background
To apply a custom image to the OSWALD’s desktop screen, a 320 x 240 image must be copied to the OSWALD’s flash drive from a USB storage device. The OSWALD can read .jpeg, .png and .bmp image files.
2.4.1 Copying an Image into the OSWALD’s Flash Drive (/root directory)
1. Connect your USB storage device that contains the 320 x 240 desktop image into the USB port on your OSWALD.
2. Click the Utilities folder on the OSWALD desktop.
3. Then, click the Thunar File icon.
4. In the left directory menu, select your USB storage device (in this image it’s TravelDrive?). All of your files will appear in the right directory window.
5. Right-click the image you want to use and select Copy.
6. Next, click root in the left directory window.
7. Now, right-click in the right directory (/root) and select Paste.
8. Your image should now appear in that directory.
2.4.2 Applying a Custom Image to your OSWALD Desktop
1. Click the Settings folder found on the OSWALD desktop.
2. Then, click the Look and Feel icon.
3. Click the Background tab.
4. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and check Image and click Open.
5. Select home/root and type the name of your image into the 'Selection' field.
6. Click OK.
7. The correct directory referencing the image is now insterted into the Image field, click OK.
8. Your custom image will now appear on your OSWALD’s background.
Exploring Preinstalled Software
Chapter 3: F.A.Q. (Debugging)
Reasons your screen is blank.
Reasons your touchpad isn’t working
Messing with the touchpad when it’s booting up.
Reasons your mouse and keyboard do not work when plugging them into the USB slot.
Computer must be booted with the peripherals already plugged in.