Quick Start Guide

The goal of this Quick Start Guide is to show the basics in a few simple steps.

After this tutorial you will be able to build your device, flash firmware into it and get the data into your computer.


This tutorial works with Starter Kit. It is the easiest way to start with the HARDWARIO TOWER.

Of course, you can do it with every other kit, you will just have to do a few more steps.

Be Inspired

It’s always hard to build something without an inspiration. We motivate our makers to share their work with others and you can get ideas for your projects by visiting our hackster.io page.

hackster.io showcase

Learn More


If you have any problems or questions, you can use some of our other channels.

Now you can learn more by browsing the documentation or by visiting the links below.


Cannot find the Radio Dongle or Core Module in the device list

  • On Windows 7 and macOS please install the FTDI VCP drivers

  • On Ubuntu you need to be in dialout user group. Please use command sudo usermod -a -G dialout $USER and restart computer

  • HARDWARIO Playground cannot flash older Core Module Revision 1. Please use the bcf tool. See version comparison