How to connect to your brand new Carambola3? There are a couple of ways to do this and we do recommend:

  • Via serial: picocom for Linux and OSX, putty for Windows.
  • Ethernet: ssh for Linux and OSX, putty for Windows.

Serial connectivity is already integrated into Carambola's USB Type C together with power input. That way if you are powering it using USB to USB Type C cable there is nothing else for you to plug in to use serial.

Putty (Windows)

Pretty straight forward. Run program, enter COM port number, select baudrate 115200 and click "connect".

Picocom (Linux, OSX)

Just run picocom with 115200 bps and serial interface parameters. Your serial device will be named /dev/ttyUSB[n] where [n] is your serial id set by your operating system.

picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyUSB0

You can check your available serial devices with command:

ls /dev/ttyUSB*

To exit from picocom press CTRL+a+x.