ExpEYES Junior

Software for expeyes junior is part of Ubuntu since version 14.04. You may install it by:

$ sudo apt-get install expeyes         ; or by using any GUI installers

For Ubuntu versions 10.04 to 12.10 you may use this deb file.

On Other GNU/Linux Distributions

Download eyes-junior.zip and do the following:

$unzip eyes-junior.zip

$ cd eyes-junior

$ sudo python croplus.py

To use the device as a normal user, download the file to set the USB permissions by running.

# sh postinst.sh

ExpEYES 17

On Ubuntu, 14.04 or later,  download and install eyes17-1.0.0.deb using the command

$ sudo gdebi eyes17-1.0.0.deb

The PC should be connected to Internet during this, since eyes17 depends on expeyes junior. Gdebi will install all the necessary packages from the Ubuntu repository.

On Other GNU/Linux Distributions

Download eyes17.zip , unzip it and run

$ sudo python scope17.py

To use the device as a normal user, download the file to set the USB permissions by running.

# sh postinst.sh

For those who do not have GNU/Linux installed

Download the ISO image , that is a modified version of Ubuntu 16.04. MSWindows users may download the program rufus and use that to make a USB pendrive bootable with this ISO image. After making the bootable pendrive, shut down the PC, insert the pendrive and select the boot device while starting again. For PCs having Windows 8 or later may have UEFI and secure boot enabled in the BIOS. You need to disable secure boot and choose Legacy mode instead of UEFI, from the BIOS settings. The keys to press to enter BIOS depends on the brand of the PC you have (for HP it is ESC key, for Lenovo Fn+F2 and Fn+F12 to select the boot  device, more info HERE)

Installing on MS Windows

Since the programs are written in Python, the same source code works on GNU/Linux and Windows. You need to install Python Interpreter and the required libraries. The USB device appears as an RS232 connection to the software. The virtual COM port is established by the driver software for the USB to Serial converter MCP2200

You need to install

For expeyes junior, download eyes-junior.zip and run the program croplus.py

For expeyes-17, download eyes17.zip and run the program  scope17.py


Windows version of the program
A native Windows program is also available for expeyes junior. It includes the main oscilloscope application and several experiments. More details are at http://www.expeyes.herobo.com/