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Setup Instructions: FrameGlide Software,
USB dome Spin Browser dial (FG|SB), and USB flash thumb drive (replace 2.5" drive in photo with thumb drive)

Setup is quick and easy and should take no more than 10 minutes.

  1. The FG|SB demonstrates itself live and interactively, with content ranging from a dove in flight to a point-of-view roller coaster ride.
  2. Open the shipping case. [If your case employs a lock (only certain designs do), we will email you the combination.]
  3. Take the USB thumb drive and place it and the Spin Browser dial on a nice flat surface next to an appropriate, available computer.
  4. Software/Computer Notes:
    1. The FrameGlide application requires Windows Win 7-11. It will not run on the Mac OS or earlier versions of Windows.
    2. If QuickTime is not installed on your computer, please install it from Apple's website.
    3. If, when running a demo sample as described below, you see a cryptic windows error message*, please contact us.

      * For example:

      • The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135).
      • This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling application may fix this problem.
      • The system cannot execute the specified program.
      • The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more details.
  5. Plug the blue dome Spin Browser user interface into an available USB port on your computer.

    To prevent static discharges to the dial (created by carpets and dry weather for example) from causing USB port disconnection and/or permanent hardware damage, we recommend grounding the domed interface using the provided green-ground-wire-only cable, with round connector on one end and standard wall plug on the other. Simply plug one end into a standard wall outlet, and the other into the small round mating receptacle on the rear of the domed user interface. (Plug designs will make obvious which end is which.)
    [In the case of international demo units, an alligator clip replaces a USA-style 3 prong plug. Simply secure the alligator clip to a good ground such as the metal case of a standard, grounded, desktop/tower computer.)]

    For quick demonstrations in uncarpeted areas, an ungrounded dial will suffice, but for anything else we strongly recommend the grounded setup. Otherwise, one significant user-generated spark could cause the dial interface to cease functioning until the computer is rebooted. (Sometimes unplugging the user interface, counting to 5, and replugging in will reset things, but other times not... Also, if a sufficiently large static discharge is applied to an ungrounded dome/dial, it can permanently damage the computer's USB port and/or dome electronics.)

  6. Connect the USB thumb drive.

    [Note: If the thumb drive was shipped to you directly from a previous evaluator rather than straight from TechnoFrolics (where we are quite careful), simply as a precaution we recommend insuring your virus protection is up to date and enabled (which we recommend for your computer anyway!) before connecting the drive.]

  7. Locate the drive letter of the newly inserted USB drive. Once you do so, you should see something similar to the below, where the exact contents may modestly differ:

    Folder Structure

    Any of the samplers may be started by double-clicking the appropriate ".bat" batch file listed above. We normally recommend starting with the Fish-to-Physics demo, and to employ if leaving the unit available for others to play with. (This is because several other sequences are relatively more content-specialized.)
    To exit a sample application, type ESC.
  8. Grab the dial and take a spin - and once the system is up and running, please invite everyone over to explore and enjoy!
  9. If you have questions when setting up, packing up, or in between, do not hesitate to contact us. We also encourage you to check out our FG|SB PDF Features and Advantages document, which includes installation photos, detailed features list, application ideas, and quotes from diverse clients attesting to our system's ruggedness, educational value, and fun!
  10. Please feel free to take a postcard, business card, and/or DVD before the unit heads off to its next destination.