Using the Omega

Instructions on how to use the Omega's features

How do I connect to the Omega via Serial?
If the Omega is on an Expansion Dock or Mini Dock and plugged into your computer via USB, you can use a Serial Connection to access the Omega's termina...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 4:29 PM
How can I SSH into the Omega?
The Omega can be accessed with a serial connection when it is plugged into your computer. You can also use SSH to connect to the Omega as long as it's...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 4:30 PM
How do I update the firmware?
The Onion team will be releasing firmware updates regularly to provide new features and to fix any issues. Omega Firmware Identification The firm...
Sat, 31 Oct, 2015 at 1:01 PM
How can I use the GPIOs?
The Omega has 12 GPIO pins that can be controlled with software. See our guide on using the GPIOs for full details.
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 4:32 PM
Can I do PWM with the Expansion Dock?
Yes, Pulse Width Modulation is possible with just the Expansion Dock, however, it is software-based PWM and there are no guarantees on accuracy. See our ar...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 4:33 PM
How can I control the LED on the Expansion Dock?
The Expansion Dock has an LED that is controlled by three GPIO pins: Pin 17 for the Red LED Pin 16 for the Green LED Pin 15 for the Blue LED See t...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 4:36 PM
How can I use USB storage?
The Omega can read and write to USB storage. See the documentation article on using USB storage for more details. Supported Filesystems The following f...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 4:37 PM
How do I use the Servo Expansion?
The Servo (PWM) Expansion allows you to generate up to 16 different Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) signals to control anything from Servo Motors, DC Motor spee...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 4:39 PM
How can I use the Relay Expansion?
The Relay Expansion allows you to control two relay modules. Relays are basically electronically operated switches, enabling the Omega's low power circ...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 4:39 PM