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Driver Installation

This is a step by step tutorial of how to install the usb driver for Open Media Controller on Windows 7.

You will need these items:

  • OMC Starter Kit - download here
  • open media controller
  • Mini USB cable

Step 1: Connect USB

  • Connect the Open Media Controller to your computer using the mini USB cable
  • Windows will try to install the appropiate driver
  • If you ever had a Arduino Mega 2560 connected to your computer, the driver installation will work automatically
  • If not, the installation will fail and you have to follow the next steps of this tutorial to install the driver

Step 2: Device Manager

Open the Device Manager:

  • Go to >> Start >> Control Panel >> Device Manager (top left corner)
  • Or press Start and type "device manager"
  • In the device manager you should find the open media controller under Other Devices as Arduino Mega 2560

Step 3: Update driver software

  • Right click on the device and choose Update Driver Software

Step 4: Browse computer

  • choose "Browse my computer for driver software"

Step 5: Browse to driver

  • Click on the Browse Button
  • Navigate to the /hardware/drivers folder contained in the OMC Starter Kit
  • Then click Next

Step 6: Install anyway

  • After a moment Windows will bring up a security warning
  • Try to stay cool and take a deep breath and...
  • choose Install this driver software anyway

  • installation should continue looking like this

Step 7: Success

  • Windows will need a moment to finish installation process
  • If you see this message the installation was successfull

  • Finish installation by clicking Close
  • You will now find the open media controller under Ports (COM & LPT)
  • It will appeare as Arduino Mega 2560
  • It is also marked on which virtual COM-Port the controller has been installed (COMXX)

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