Windows Setup

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These instructions are for Windows XP SP 2 unless otherwise noted. Windows Vista Users: Installation compatible with your computer is currently under construction. A working installation version should be available by September 21, 2007. Please be aware that the current installation package for Windows XP will probably not function correctly, if at all, on your computer.

If you have a Myro Installation CD, then simply run install.bat from it. See detailed instructions at Myro Windows Automatic Installation.

If you don't have a CD, then the easiest method of installing Myro and all of the additional libraries is to install them from the zip file.

  1. Download the latest Myro ZIP File.
  2. Save that to your harddrive.
  3. Double-click it to open the zip file, and drag the folder named "Myro Install Files" to your desktop. You must unzip this folder; you cannot do the next step from within the zip file!
  4. Double-click on the install.bat file inside the "Myro Install Files" folder.
  5. See Myro Windows Automatic Installation for more details.

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. Details for this step are on the Myro Installation Manual page.

Manual Installation

Only do these steps if you don't want to do the full install above.

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
  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. Copy these two files to your idlelib subdirectory
  5. Download and run Python for Windows extensions
  6. Download and run pyserial (pyserial-2.2.win32.exe)
  7. If you would like to use the Chat features, you'll need xmpppy
  8. If you would like to view camera and other images, you will need the Python Image Library and Numpy
  9. 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)
  10. If you want additional voices for pyTTS, you'll need SAPI5VoiceInstaller.msi
  11. 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 to c:\Python2x\Lib\
    4. move snacklib\ to c:\Python2x\tcl\