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Stage environment Guides:

Linux PC-BOT User Manual

Wireless Device Setup in Ubuntu Linux

Setup Files:

If your PC-BOT was originally delivered with Windows, you will need to erase the EEPROM on the M3 controller in order for the Linux OS to detect the device. Follow these instruction to do this and download this ZIP file for the software and drivers. Generic FTDI drivers are provided that can then be installed in Windows that will allow the Windows OS to detect the M3 device after the EEPROM is erased so that both Windows and Linux can be used.

Instructions for setting up the PC-BOT to run Linux and Player/Stage. You will need a Live-DVD that will install the Ubuntu Linux Operating System and Player/Stage software for control and software development on the PC-BOT (This can be requested from White Box support HERE and will either be mailed or downloaded from our FTP site. [1.1GB]).


The Player Project was created to deliver Open Source Software that enables research in robot and sensor systems. Using Player, you can write software in Linux and possible OS/X to control and monitor the WBR 914. The most recent version of Player, which supports the WBR 914 is available from here.

If the user is already familiar with the Player Project and has their own working copy, then here are some of the custom Player/Stage files created for use with the PC-BOT. All these files will be installed by the Live-DVD and are referenced in the Linux PC-BOT User Manual.

Technical Specifications:

Wiring and Power (v 1.1)

I/O Board Block Diagram (v 1.1)

Infra-red Sensors (v 1.2)

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