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Puzzlebox Orbit - Instruction Manual: Desktop

The following instructions are suitable for operating the Puzzlebox Orbit under:

  • Apple OS X
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux

Preparing the Puzzlebox Orbit

  • The first step before using your Puzzlebox Orbit is to charge the helicopter using the included USB charging cable
  • Please be certain the helicopter is in the "Off" position while charging
  • A red light will appear inside the USB cable itself when a connected device is fully charged

Preparing the Infrared Transmitter

  • Puzzlebox Orbit software for desktop and laptop operating systems is designed to be used with a Puzzlebox Pyramid as the infrared transmitter.
  • Alternatively it is possible on some systems to use the audio-based infrared transmitter included with the Orbit helicopter, however compatibility is entirely dependent upon the specific audio hardware present on the computer.

Connecting to the EEG

  • Please refer to the help section under the "EEG" tab of the software interface

Flight Plan

  • Throttle: Controls how high the Orbit will fly when activated. As battery power drops this setting may need to be increased in order to maintain a consistent response.
  • Yaw: Controls the clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation of the Orbit.
  • Pitch: Controls the forward/backward motion of the Orbit helicopter. This is achieved by operating the small propeller at the top of the Orbit.

Additional notes on flying the Puzzlebox Orbit

  • There is a power switch on the helicopter itself. After 30 seconds the helicopter may time out if no control signal is received. Simply power the helicopter off and back on again.
  • The Puzzlebox Orbit helicopter also features a "safety mode" which is triggered whenever the helicopter crashes or the propeller blades are physically interrupted while in motion. To restore flight simply power cycle the helicopter (power off and back on again).
  • The Puzzlebox Pyramid should turn yellow when in serial mode. This mode should be activated by default when connected to the Puzzlebox Orbit software for desktop and laptop operating systems.
  • A blue light appears on the audio-based IR dongle when it is activated. If the light does not appear, be certain to check the volume settings for your device.
  • A button marked "Test Flight" is present in the software interface. Pressing this will cause a test signal to be sent to the Puzzlebox Orbit helicopter. This can be used to verify your device is configured properly. If this feature does not work, the volume level is confirmed at maximum, the IR dongle is firmly inserted into the headphone jack, and all devices are fully charged, please let us know the make and model number of your device by Contacting Us
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