User Manual

 

You can find this and other instructional materials including videos on our support page.

Initial setup

  1. Flip your box over and open from the bottom.
  2. Remove and unpack the inner package containing the glass and top ring for your table.
  3. Lift out and set aside the table.
  4. Remove and unpack the corner packer containing the sand, power supply and ball.
  5. Spread roughly half of the sand on the table (you can add more later if you like). Use a business card or similar object to spread the sand somewhat evenly across the table. The outer inch of the table does not need sand though having sand there will not matter.
  6. Place the ball at the center of the table.
  7. Place the top ring on the table. For the black ring, first remove the protective coating from both sides of the ring.

  8. Unpack your power supply and plug the power cord in the brick. Plug the barrel connector end into the cord coming off the table. Then plug into an available outlet.
  9. Once the Sisyphus table starts the lights will turn on and the ball will begin to move. This takes 1-2 minutes.
  10. If there are thick areas in the sand the ball may get stuck. You can just wait and over the next few hours the ball will reattach and slowly work out the high spots. To speed the process up you can smooth spots where the ball gets stuck and wait for the ball to reattach.
  11. If you hear loud knocking, don't be concerned. This will stop after a minute or so as it self corrects. This is due to loss of position, which can occasionally happen in shipping or moving. There is no harm to the table or mechanism.

  12. When you are satisfied with the amount of sand, place the glass on the table. It may need to be cleaned first.

Controlling your table

Your Sisyphus table is made to run automatically without intervention. However, to adjust the light level, speed, and change patterns you will need to connect to your table using an internet browser, iOS device or Android device. Additionally, to update your tables software and download additional patterns when available you’ll need to connect the table to your home WIFI network. To connect to your table and put it on your home WIFI, follow the steps below for your device.

Connecting your table to WIFI with the Apple iOS app

  1. Plug your table in and wait for the lights to turn on.
  2. Download the Sisyphus iOS app from the Apple App Store.
  3. Open the app and follow the prompts to open your WIFI settings and connect to the Sisyphus network.
    • The network names vary but always begin with ‘sisyphus’ (e.g. ‘sisyphus-22’).
  4. Once connected to the Sisyphus network, return to the app and it should find your table. Click ‘Connect to Sisyphus’.
  5. Follow the prompts to connect your table to your home WIFI.
  6. In your device's settings reconnect to your home WIFI network.
  7. Return to your app and you should now have full control of your table.

Connecting your table to WIFI with the Android app

  1. Plug your table in and wait for the lights to turn on.
  2. Download the Sisyphus Android app from the Google Play Store.
  3. Open the app and follow the prompts to open your WIFI settings and connect to the Sisyphus network.
    • The network names vary but always begin with ‘sisyphus’ (e.g. ‘sisyphus-22’).
  4. Once connected to the Sisyphus network return to the app and it should find your table. Click ‘Connect to Sisyphus’.
    • Currently the Android app does not recognize the table's name and only sees the IP address.
    • Write down and save the address shown in the dropdown. If the app does not see your table you may need to type in the IP address. You should see something similar to ‘192.168.43.1’ My table's IP _________.
  5. Follow the prompts to connect your table to your home WIFI.
  6. In your device's settings reconnect to your home WIFI network.
  7. Return to your app and you should now have full control of your table.

Connecting your table to WIFI on any browser

Connecting to your table on a computer requires Bonjour services to be running. This is installed by default on Apple computers and any computer with iTunes installed. If you don’t have an Apple computer or have iTunes installed please install Bonjour Print Services.

Alternatively you can install iTunes.

  1. Plug your table in and wait for the lights to turn on.
  2. In your phone/computer's WIFI settings connect to the Sisyphus network.
    • The WIFI names may vary a bit but will always start with Sisyphus, (e.g. ‘sisyphus-22’ or ‘sisyphus-36’).
  3. Open a browser and type the appropriate URL for your table into the address bar. The first portions of the URL is the same as the network name you just connected to followed by ‘.local:3001’.
    • For example, if you connected to ‘sisyphus-22’ the URL for your table is ‘sisyphus-22.local:3001’.
  4. Follow the prompts to connect your table to your home WIFI.
  5. In your device's settings, reconnect to your home WIFI network.
  6. Navigate back to ‘sisyphus-22.local:3001’ or URL for your table.
  7. You should now have full control of your Sisyphus table and can connect to it with any device that is on your home WIFI by navigating to sisyphus.local:3001.

If you have any difficulties please don't hesitate to contact us - we'd like to hear feedback, both positive or negative, about the tables, software or anything else.

Thank you for your support, patience and trust,

- Bruce, Beverly, and Micah


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