Almost there! This document will describe the process for activating the Scorbitron.
Now that your Scorbitron has been wired for power and connected to your game, it is time to give your Scorbitron its WiFi credentials and connect it to the Internet.
These next steps require that you download the Scorbit application to your iOS or Android smartphone. You can download them here:
The following steps will be described in this document:
- Creating your machine on the Scorbit platform
- Pairing the application to the Scorbitron to pass it your desired WiFi credentials
- Activating the Scorbitron
Creating Your Machine on the Scorbit Platform
Login to your Scorbit account using the Scorbit app, and choose the "My Machines" from the account menu in the upper right:
You will then enter the Edit Machine view. At this point, you must select a game and a venue using the top two buttons. If this is your first installation, you will be prompted to create a venue and choose if it can be publicly viewable or not.
Select the SAVE button at the bottom of the view to re-enter the My Machines view. You will see your new machine on the list:
Press the EDIT pencil on the right side of your new machine. You will then see a new button at the bottom of the EDIT view, INSTALL SCORBITRON:
Pairing Your Machine to Your Scorbitron
The next step is placing the Scorbitron on your local WiFi network. The Scorbitron is a fully 802.11n compatible device, working on either a 2.4ghz or 5ghz network. We for dense or public situations, we recommend creating a dedicated 2.4ghz network for your Scorbitrons, as 2.4ghz is less sensitive to people and walls, but either wavelength should work. Be sure to test whatever network you are setting up with a smartphone or laptop prior to this activation, as it will save you a lot of time troubleshooting a new network if you ensure it actually functions as desired.
First, after selecting INSTALL SCORBITRON, you will be prompted to begin the pairing process by locating and pressing the pairing/reset button on the side of the Scorbitron:
The right status indicator, LED #2, will begin blinking with a blue light. Please refer to the Quick Start Guide or Scorbitron Operation Manual for more details on the LED indicators.
Once you see the blue light, press continue. The Scorbit app will begin looking for the Scorbitron. If it fails to find it, you can re-try, but once a Scorbitron is scanned, it will present a list:
There should be only one choice, unless you have turned on multiple Scorbitrons in pairing mode at the same time (not recommended). The Scorbitrons are listed by serial number. Select the Scorbitron and you can proceed to the next step:
Depending on the platform (iOS or Android), you will either be prompted to enter your local WiFi credentials, or you may be offered to choose from a list. We cannot stress enough: Please test your WiFi with your own equipment first before entering this SSID and password information. SSIDs and passwords are case sensitive, spaces and special characters do matter. When you're ready, press CONTINUE and the Scorbitron will attempt connecting to your WiFi.
The indicator light LED #2 will change to a slow pulsing amber on the Scorbitron while it attempts to connect. If the WiFi connects to your access point but is unable to get an IP address, or in general has some other connection issue, the amber light will blink quickly and you will be prompted to try again. Once completed, the Scorbit app will restore it's original connectivity to your WiFi and complete the pairing process:
Congratulations! Your Scorbitron is now fully connected. It will now be visible from all menus on the app, ScorbitVision, and other users depending on how you have configured your settings. Should you need to reconfigure the WiFi settings on the Scorbitron, you can return to the Edit Machine screen and you can find the RECONFIGURE button on the bottom of the screen:
Please refer to the Operations Manual or Networking Guide for additional information regarding the network configuration of the Scorbitron.