The Hive is a cross-platform program that allows you to read data streams coming in from the Minibees directly using OpenSoundControl (OSC). OSC is supported by virtually all interactive design software such as PureData, SuperCollider, Max for Live, Processing, Max/MSP, vvvv, and Isadora.

Installation

Linux installation instructions
OSX installation instructions
Windows installation instructions

Installation on Linux

  • Download the source: Python client download (choose the zip option, or use this direct link)
  • Unpack the package (double-click, or right-click menu “extract here”).
  • Run the ./installation.sh script that is in the package.

The commands to type should be similar to these:

    cd ~/Downloads/ssdn_python-master
    sudo ./installation.sh
    Password: *

Note for Ubuntu users: you will need both the python and python-tk package installed from the package manager

You can now start pydongui and pydoncli from anywhere on your system:

$ pydongui.py

or:

$ pydoncli.py

Installation on OSX

  • Download the source: Python client download (choose the zip option, or use this direct link)
  • Unpack the package. In Finder find the file you just downloaded and double-click it to unzip it.
  • Run the ./installation.sh script that is in the package.
    • Open up the Terminal application (you can find it in Applications/Utilities/ or do a Spotlight search for “Terminal”).
    • Once your terminal is open, type cd followed by a space, and drag the folder you just unzipped from your finder into the terminal window. Hit enter.
    • Now type sudo ./installation.sh into the terminal and hit enter.
    • The system will ask for your password. Enter your password and hit enter again (you won’t see it as you type, this is normal).

    The commands to type should be similar to these:

    cd ~/Downloads/ssdn_python-master
    sudo ./installation.sh
    Password: *

You can now start pydongui and pydoncli from anywhere on your system:

$ pydongui.py

or:

$ pydoncli.py

Installation on Windows

  • Download the pydon package for windows
  • Download and install Windows usb serial driver
  • Install latest python for windows using the msi installer in the pydon package you downloaded (32 bit or 64 bit). Just doubleclick and follow instructions, just follow the default suggestions for settings.
  • Execute the install_pydon.bat file by doubleclicking
  • Execute the start_pydon.bat file by doubleclicking to start pydongui

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6 February 2017 20 May 2017