Getting Started with Swivl using an iPad

A Swivl is a robotic mount for an iPad, camera, or smartphone. It is designed to track movement using a marker.  If you are using an iPad/smartphone with your Swivl device, follow these steps to get started.

You will see the following Swivl equipment has been sent to you. Additionally you should have an iPad device. 

  1. Swivl carrying case
  2. Swivl
  3. Device Adaptor Shims (Small, Medium, and Large)
  4. Removable Grip
  5. Primary Marker (Used for tracking and audio collection.)
  6. Secondary Marker-R (Primarily used with iPad and Swivl app for additional audio collection.)
  7. Secondary Marker-B (Primarily used with iPad and Swivl app for additional audio collection.)
  8. Neck Lanyard + Clip
  9. Wrist Lanyard
  10. Wrist Lanyard
  11. Android Micro USB Micro USB Cable
  12. iOS Micro USB-Lightning Cable
  13. Base Charging Cable
  14. Marker Charging Cable
  15. USB charger
  16. Web Camera

Ensure to charge your equipment before use. (View image below)

  1. Plug in the Secondary Marker B and R to the Marker Charging Cable. Plug the cable into the USB charger in the electrical outlet.
  1. Plug in the Base Charger Cable to the Swivl device and plug the cable into the USB charger in the Electric outlet.  Ensure to slide the primary marker into the Swivl device to charge.

Once the parts have been charged, you can disassemble the cables and markers. 

Swivl App

Ensure you have downloaded the Swivl app to your ipad.

Open the app and register your Swivl account with your SUSD Google Account.

Mount and secure the iPad on the swivl device. Use the appropriate cable to connect your Swivl and device. (For an iPad use the iOS Micro USB-Lightning Cable)

  1. Press and hold down the power button on the Swivl. 
  2. Press and hold down the power button on the Primary marker
  3. Press and hold down the power button on one secondary marker.
  4. Press and hold down the power button on the other secondary marker.
  1. Confirm connection status on the Swivl. Below you will see color indications.
    (You should see green lights when connected as the Image above)

When the Swivl and devices are connected, you may see the following message on your ipad.

Select Allow.

Click on the Swivl app. 

Ensure you are logged in with your SUSD Google Account.  When on the main screen click the icon at the top right corner. It will show you the connection to the markers.

Once selected you will see the connection. Click the x at the top right to exit.

  1. Use the record button at the middle right of the screen in the Swivl app to record. Select the x at the top left to navigate to the swivl dashboard.

You will see recorded video content on your Swivl dashboard.

When finished, log out of the swivl app.  Power down the swivl and markers.  Ensure to charge the equipment.

iPad App- Google Meet 

The swivl device can be used during a Google Meet.

  1. Press and hold down the power button on the Swivl. 
  2. Press and hold down the power button on the Primary marker. Ensure the marker is detecting your movement with the swivl device.
  1. Open the Google Meet App on the iPad to join a meeting. The marker and Swivl will track your movement.