Windows Setup

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On Windows, the easiest method of installing Myro and all of the additional libraries is to install them from the zip file. You can downloading the latest Myro ZIP File. Save that to your harddrive. Double-click it to open the zip file, and drag the folder named "Myro Install Files" to your desktop. Double-click on the install.bat file inside the "Myro Install Files" folder. You will install a series of packages. Select the default for each, except that if you have other versions of Python installed, make sure you select Python 2.4 when given a choice amoung others.

You can also make your own CDROM by downloading the latest Myro ISO File and burning your own. This file is 20MB, and can be turned into a CDROM using various programs. On Windows, you could use ISO Recorder, or on Linux, simply right-click on the iso file and select "Create CDROM". Insert the disk into a computer running Windows and the autorun installer should begin. If it doesn't, simply select the file "install.bat". You will install a series of packages. Select the default for each, except that if you have other versions of Python installed, make sure you select Python 2.4 when given a choice amoung others.

You should be ready to insert your Bluetooth USB dongle into the computer and configure it.

Alternatively, you can install each component by hand. The following steps give links for installing each of the Myro components.

  1. You will need Python installed. We will use Python 2.4 from python.org.
  2. Download and run the latest Myro Installer (if you would rather have the source files zipped, use Myro Sources Zipped).
  3. Copy Start Python.pyw to your desktop, or wherever you would like.
  4. Download and run pyserial (pyserial-2.2.win32.exe)
  5. If you would like to use the Chat features, you'll need xmpppy
  6. If you would like to view camera and other images, you will need the Python Image Library
  7. If you want to use the Text-To-Speech functions in Windows you'll need pyTTS (pyTTS-3.0.win32-py2.4.exe for Python 2.4)
  8. If you want additional voices for pyTTS, you'll need SAPI5VoiceInstaller.msi
  9. If you would like to have sound output on the host computer, you will need Snack Sound Extension. This is handy so the simulator can beep(). To install:
    1. Download Binary release for Windows
    2. unzip
    3. move tkSnack.py to c:\Python2x\Lib\
    4. move snacklib\ to c:\Python2x\tcl\