Make sure a project is initialized (you can see 'device files' in File Explorer)
if not setup, do with command Brilliant AR Studio: Initialize new project folder
choose project name and directory and you are good to go.
connect monocle from one of the ways
command Brilliant AR Studio: Connect
status bar button Monocle
file explorer -> Brilliant AR Studio: device files -> connect
(optional) If multiple device present select your device from the dropdown that appears after scan. more value of RSSI with negative sign means device is farther and vice versa
after connect you can see REPL and all files listed in file explorer -> Brilliant AR Studio: device files
Now open main.py and edit it.
you can create any file transferred to device.
you can also upload files/dir from your project dir by
right click and Brilliant AR Studio: Upload File To Device then type path of file at which you want to upload.
all uploaded files will be tracked with .brilliant/device-files.json with relative source and destination.
Auto run: it means as soon as you save all files will be transferred and main.py will run. default is always on you turn off by
button at right corner of editor or command Brilliant AR Studio: Stop auto run.
to start again click on play button at right corner of editor or Brilliant AR Studio: start auto run
(this feture discontinued from v1.15)
Run in Device: with this all file will be transferred and excuted at REPL run time
quite useful to test files without uploading.
use with button at at right corner of editor or Brilliant AR Studio: Run in Device
Build: when you are done with editing you can build with ctrl+shift+b. It will transfer all earlier files that are uploaded
and apply soft reset that will execute main.py.
ONE output channel and TWO Terminal
(OUTPUT CHANNEL) RAW-REPL: for REPL internal communication (allows to debug issues)
(TERMNAL) REPL: for Interactive python terminal access of Device
(TERMNAL) RAW-DATA: for RAW data communication over data service ( such as you can send microphone bytes to this service)
Send Raw Data: data can be directly send at data service to monocle. This data can be received inside monocle by bluetooth.receive_callback(). To use the play button at title bar of file explorer -> Brilliant AR Studio: device files or command Brilliant AR Studio: Send Raw Data
Context Menu: on right clicking on device files in file explorer -> Brilliant AR Studio: device files you can perform:
a. Download of files from Device
b. Rename of files
c. Delete from device
Create and Edit display screens with DRAG-DROP UI:
DRAG DROP instructions
Start a new screen with Brilliant AR Studio -> screens -> click on plus icon
or with command 'Brilliant AR Studio: Open New GUI Screen'
Two columns of editor will appear one for python code and other the GUI. dont change python code
Draw from GUI with and after every change python file will change
and you can test with Run in Device button or command
Drawing instrctions and shorcuts:
To draw Rectangle select recatangle and drag and then click to select, transform or move
To draw Line select Line and click on two points then click to select or drag a selection , adjust anchors
To draw Polyline or polygon click select button and click multiple points and to finish double click or
to cancel press Esc. to adjust select and move anchor points
To write text select T and drag to make box, double click to edit and enter or outside click to finish. shift + enter to new line
you can move any object with arrow keys after select. ctrl + arrow keys to move with precise
to delete select and press delete button, multiple selected objects can be deleted
ctrl + A to select all
ctrl + D to duplicate selected
TIP: To snap line, polyline, polygon to nearest multiple of 45 degrees hold ctrl or shift
Windows or MacOS
Bluetooth hardware correctly installed on your system.
Make Sure OSX is installed and all bluetooth permissions are given to vs code
for Linux (currently tested on Debian)
Make sure bluetooth is on and the user have permissions to access Bluetooth
To give permissions you try adding user to bluetooth group with following command
sudo usermod -aG bluetooth $USER