QuickStart with the Desktop GUI

Step #1: Download and Install the Binho Mission Control Software

The Binho cross-platform software is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and provides an easy-to-use GUI interface for your Binho Nova. You can download the appropriate release for your operating system here.

Once the download completes, unzip the directory. The Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit releases are distributed with .exe installers, whereas Mac and Linux distributions can simply be unzipped and run.

The Windows Defender SmartScreen prompt is displayed when running the installer. Click "More Info" and then the "Run Anyway" button to continue. The software releases are codesigned, however the reputation is still building within Microsoft SmartScreen so that eventually this warning will go away.

Here's what the process looks like on Mac:

Here's what the process looks like on Ubuntu:

Step #2: Launch the Software & Connect to the Device

Now it's time to launch the software. If you haven't done so already, connect the Binho Nova to you computer using the provided USB Cable. Once you've launched the application, the available devices will be displayed in a drop-down box at the top. Simply click the "Connect" button to connect to the selected host adapter. If no devices are shown in the list, go ahead and click the "Refresh" button to check again, perhaps it was still enumerating after plug-in when the software initially checked for devices.

Step #3: Set the Operation Mode

The device mode of operation is displayed in the bottom left corner of the main application window. The default mode of operation is IO, where all 5 pins can be used for any function from the IO tab of the software. Activating SPI or I2C modes of operation will assign the pins associated with those protocols to their protocol-specific function, and the remaining unused IO pins will still be available for use from the IO tab. Setting SPI or I2C mode of operation is done on the respective protocol tab as shown below.

Step #4: Interact

At this point, you're all set to start interacting with your device. For final step, please take a look at the next few pages in this guide.

This guide was first published on Feb 05, 2020. It was last updated on Feb 05, 2020.
This page (QuickStart with the Desktop GUI) was last updated on Jul 11, 2020.