Welcome to Chatter's usage guide!
Hopefully, you had fun assembling your Chatters. Are you ready to grow a bit more? We will show you how to use Chatters in this usage guide!
Let's turn Chatter on!
Using the switch located at the left side of Chatter, turn it on by pushing the switch up.
Here is the photo that'll explain to you what each button and switch means.
If this is your first time turning on the Chatter, you should see the hardware test pop up. This is a cool little bit of software that will allow you to go through and make sure that you've assembled your Chatter correctly! Follow the on-screen instructions at each stage and, if there is an issue, check your soldering!
This is the first thing you'll see when you turn on the Chatter. This particular test is here to ensure all of your buttons are soldered correctly.
You should press all sixteen of the Chatter's buttons you soldered a few moments ago. If the button is working properly, the circle representing that button should turn green. If one of the circles is not turning green, one of the buttons is not working. In that case, you should check the soldering joints on your buttons.
After all the circles on the screen turn green, the music will start playing.
You can see a message on the right side of the screen explaining what you have to see and hear and what to do next.
If all the circles turned green and you heard the music playing - press any button to finish the test!
Low battery? Let's change the batteries!
As you probably know by now, Chatter doesn't have a rechargeable battery, but 3xAAA batteries that'll need to be changed if you got a "Warning! Batteries low!" pop-up message.
Let's check the buttons...
If you used the stickers you got in the kit, you probably got an idea of what will every particular button do.
Nevertheless, we are here to explain every step of this adventure.
You can see four buttons in the first row, while every other row consists of three buttons. Those four buttons will be used for scrolling down the menu.
For example, you'll use the first one to the left to go up or left, the second one to go down or right, the third one is what enter is on your PC (for entering and confirming actions), and the fourth one is used for exiting.
The next three rows consist of buttons used for writing messages.
And last but not least, the final row consists of the delete button (far left), space/zero (middle one), and caps lock/memes button (far right).
It's really easy to use every one of them. If you want to use the first letter of the button, press only once; if you are going to use the second one, click the button twice, and if you want to use the third one-click three times.
If you keep pressing the last button in the last row (the one with the smiley face), you'll get access to a secret meme stash.
Navigate through Chatter's menu
Now that you know what each button means, we can check the menu!
The first thing you'll see is Inbox represented by an envelope, then the friends' section followed by your profile and settings.
We'll describe them in detail in the following chapters!