About Wisebatt's Project Area
When you open or create a new project, the Project Area opens.
It works in 3 steps:
- Schematics Design: Design the hardware Schematics of your device. Drag and drop components and connect them together.
- Behavior Design: Design with functional diagrams how your micro-controller unit will behave and use all the components present in your device, over a specific period of time.
- Results Analysis: See how long your device will last until it stops working and understand how to optimize your design to improve its battery life.
The general layout of a Project
In the Schematics and the Behavior of a project, you can see:
- The Header, which is for high level navigation;
- The Design Space, where you can design your device’s schematics and behavior;
- The Library, from which you can drag and drop all the building blocks of your device (components in schematics and instruction states in behavior).
The Compiler buttons allow you to check your Schematics and your Behavior.
They can have 2 possible states:
- Unchecked (Grey with a question mark). Your design has not be checked or might still have errors. Click on the button to view any errors or warnings in your Schematics or Behavior.
- Checked (Green with a check mark). Your design has been checked and has no error. You will not need to check it again until you make new changes to your design. You can go directly to the following step.
The Design Space is a large area where you can design the Schematics and Behavior of your device.
The Design Space Commands are located at the bottom right of the Design Space. From left to right:
- Center Design Space. Allows you to center the target so that your design can quickly get centered.
- Zoom In/Zoom Out. Click to have a larger view or to focus on an area of your design.
- Delete. Drag and drop a component or an instruction box towards the bin area to delete it.
To delete a component or a state quickly, you can also simply click on it to select it. The component / state now has a green outline. Press "Return" or "Delete" on your keyboard.
To view more details about a component in the Design Space, click on it once and it will appear in the Library.
To change the parameters of a component, double click on it from the Design Space. A box opens, which allows you to view defaults parameters and edit them.
On projects that don't belong to you or on which your are not a contributor or reviewer, you will notice a text at the bottom left of the design space. This means that you cannot edit this project. It lets you know the name of the project owner and how to fork this project (copy it) in order to edit it.
The components and the instruction boxes are the building blocks of your device. Located on the right hand side of Wisebatt, the Library gathers all these building blocks that you can assemble when you design your device.
To learn more about the Schematics' library and its components, go there.
If you still have questions, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.