Warning

You are reading the documentation for an older Pickit release. Documentation for the latest release (2.4) can be found here.

Connecting the cables

Connect the power cable

The Pickit processor has a built-in power supply and needs to be connected to the power outlet with the provided cable. The Pickit processor will automatically boot once it’s powered.

The Pickit processor can be shut down by pressing the power button once. The power button is positioned behind the front lid. Powering it again can be done by pressing the same power button once.

Note

In case the Pickit processor is on and there is a power failure, it will restart automatically when power is restored. Pickit will start with robot mode enabled.

Connect the camera

Connect the Pickit camera with the 10m USB cable (CBL-USB-CAM-10) that is provided with Pickit and plug it into the CAMERA labeled USB port at the back side of the Pickit processor.

When the Pickit camera is connected correctly, there will be a continuous green light on the front of the Pickit camera. This indicates that the Pickit camera is operational.

Note

Important

  • A separate power supply for the Pickit camera is not required

  • A USB hub is not allowed between the Pickit processor and Pickit camera.

Connect the robot or machine controller

Using the provided green 5m UTP network cable (CBL-CAT6-GREEN-5) connect your robot or machine controller with the ROBOT labeled RJ45 port at the back side of the Pickit processor.

Instructions on the network configuration can be found on the robot brand specific instruction pages:

Connect a computer

There are 2 ways to connect your Pickit processor to a computer. You can connect it directly with an ethernet cable or connect it to your network. You can use the provided gray/black 5m UTP network cable (CBL-CAT6-GRAY-5 / CBL-CAT6-BLACK-5).

A connection with a computer is only required during setup and configuration. When Pickit is in robot mode a connection with a computer is not required.

Both connections can be active at the same time and work independently from each other. It’s very common to have Pickit set up this way.

Connecting a computer directly

Connect a computer to the YOUR PC labeled RJ45 port on the Pickit processor. Your computer will be assigned an IP address by the Pickit processor. Once connected you can access the Pickit web interface by browsing to http://192.168.66.1.

Connecting a computer using a network

Connect the Pickit processor to a network with the LAN labeled RJ45 port and connect it to your router or switch. An IP address will be assigned using the DHCP server of your network. You can now connect to the Pickit web interface by surfing to the IP address that was assigned by the DHCP server of your network.

If you want to assign a fixed IP to the Pickit processor you first need to connect a computer directly to configure a fixed IP.