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SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR V3.0 SERIAL-IR BEAMER
Please note that if you have a v3.0 Cricket Serial-IR Beamer, please simply install the “Cricket Logo Installer” immediately below.

(Version 1.3 of the Cricket Logo software works with v3.0 of the Serial Beamer.)


Super and Handy Cricket software for Windows.

Click here to download the Cricket Logo installer for PC, (6,238,628 bytes) (Version 1.3, July 19, 2006.)
Click here to download the Logo Blocks installer for PC (6,650,315 bytes) (Version 1.01, June 24, 2002.)
  If you're having download problems, try right-clicking on the download link, choosing "Save As...", and then rename the file for saving on your PC (e.g., "cricket.exe"). Then, before running the installer, check that its size matches the file byte counts above.

Version 1.3 of Cricket Logo works with both the Serial and USB IR beamers. Make sure to select the proper COM port corresponding to your beamer (you can try them one at a time if you are not sure). If using the Serial Beamer, make sure it has a 9v battery and that it's turned on. Then aim the Beamer toward a Cricket (anywhere from 6 inches to a meter away) and you're ready to use the Cricket software!


Cricket Logo software for Macintosh OS 8.6 – 9.x.

Click here to download Cricket Logo for Macintosh (Mac OS 8.1 to 9.2, 257,723 bytes) (Version 1.2, May 21, 2003.)

Click here to download Logo Blocks for Macintosh (Mac OS 8.1 to 9.2, 882,589 bytes) (Version 1.02, June 21, 2003.)

Crickets require a serial port to communicate from the host computer. Apple no longer builds serial ports into Macs (beginning with the launch of the iMac). So if you have a recent Mac, you'll need a USB-to-serial converter.

The best USB-to-serial adapters are made by Keyspan. Their least expensive model, the High Speed USB Serial adapter, works fine and provides a PC-standard serial port (DB9-male), so no additional special cables are necessary. This model has a list price of $39.95; see Keyspan's dealer list for information on ordering.

If you have an older Mac with a round "minidin-8" serial port, you need either (a Mac modem cable and a DB25-female-to-DB9-male PC mouse adapter) or (a serial adapter for Palm handhelds, minidin-8-to-DB9-male). Using these cables, plug the Cricket's Serial-to-IR-Interface into your Mac's modem or printer port. Make sure the Interface has a 9v battery and that it's turned on. Then aim the Interface toward a Cricket (anywhere from 6 inches to a meter away) and you're ready to use the Cricket software!


Super and Handy Cricket software for Macintosh OS X

Click here to download Cricket Logo for Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PowerPC or 10.4 Intel (717,570 bytes) (Version 1.3, July 19, 2006.)

Click here to download Cricket Logo for Mac OS X 10.3 PowerPC or 10.4 PowerPC (228,172 bytes) (Version 1.3, July 19, 2006.)

Click here to download Logo Blocks for Mac OS X (563,827 bytes) (Version 1.02, June 21, 2003.)

You need either the CXIR-USB Cricket Beamer or a USB-serial adapter that works with Mac OS X. Drivers for the CXIR-USB Beamer are available here. Make sure to get the right ones for your Mac OS X version and architecture (Intel or PPC).

If you choose a USB-serial adapter with the Cricket Serial Beamer, please be aware than many USB-serial adapters do not come with Mac OS X drivers. Two choices that work are the Keyspan and a lower-cost alternative.


Last modified: Sunday, 15-Jan-2012 14:37:30 PST by fredm