Prota Pi
Quick guide
Visit https://support.prota.info
To learn more how to use your Prota check our Frequently Asked Questions.
Table of contents
Prota Pi - Guick guide
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What you need
Step1. What you need
  • 1 Raspberry Pi*
  • SD card
  • Wi-Fi dongle**
  • Bluetooth dongle***
  • Power cable
  • Raspberry Pi B, B+, 2, 3 are available.
  • Possible support chipset
    • Raspberry Pi B, B+: RTL8192CU / RTL8188CU / RTL8188EU
    • Raspberry Pi 2: RTL8192CU / RTL8188CU
  • You need Bluetooth dongle to control bluetooth devices such as MicroBots.
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What you need
Step2. Set up Prota Pi
  • Go https://prota.info/pages/downloads Go
  • Choose your RPi version and download.
  • Burn the OS image into an SD card.
  • Connect Power cable to your RPi.
  • Find your Prota’s SSID* from your WiFi-enabled device**
  • Prota SSID starts with ‘prota-xxxx’
  • Use any device with WiFi to connect to Prota directly (e.g. smartphone, PC, etc.)
Prota space
First time configuration
Step3-1. Downloading Prota Space App (iOS/Android)

Download Prota Space App to start using the Prota.

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Tap plus button
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First time configuration
Step3-2. Connect with Prota (iOS/Android)
  • (On iOS)
    • Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
    • Select a Prota’s SSID to configure (e.g. prota-abcd).
    • Open Prota Space app.
    • Once Prota has been accessed, you will be moved to the next screen within 10 sec.
  • (On Ancdroid)
    • Open Prota Space app and tap + button.
    • Select a Prota’s SSID to configure. (e.g. prota-abcd)
    • Once Prota has been accessed, you will be moved to the next screen within 10 sec.
Choose your Prota’s SSID
Go to Prota.local
Choose your Wi-Fi
First time configuration
Step3-3. Connect with Prota (Web browser)
  • Choose your prota’s SSID
  • Go to Prota.local
  • Choose your Wi-Fi
Choose your WiFi
Connecting to the internet
First time configuration
Step4. Choose your Wi-Fi
  • Choose your prota’s SSID
  • It can take up to 5 minutes to connect.
  • Caution
  • You need a password for the network you are trying to access.
  • Prota might be unable to connect if the network SSID contains special characters.
  • If you put the wrong password, find the Prota’s SSID from the Wi-Fi list and try to access again.
Register your email address
First time configuration
Step5. Register your email address

This is a step for the Prota to confirm the user. Enter an email address to activate your Prota.

  • We recommend you use the same email you provided at the time of purchase or on your billing address.
Activation required
Activate now
First time configuration
Step6. Activate your Prota

The activation link confirms that you will use the provided email address for this Prota.

  • Click the ‘Send Now’ button to send the confirmation message to your email account.
  • Check your inbox and find the email. Open the message and click ‘Activate Now’.
  • Go back to the Prota Space app and complete the remaining steps.
  • If you registered the wrong email address or you didn’t receive an email, go back to the Prota Space app and access your Prota again.
  • This button will be expired after 12 hours. If expired, please re-send an email on the same page.
Select your timezone
Select your language
First time configuration
Step7. Set your timezone and language
  • Select your timezone and language.
  • We currently support English, Japanese and Korean.
Set Prota name
Set password
First time configuration
Step8. Set Prota name/password

The password will be used for the AP mode connection.

Because Naran doesn’t save personal information, you have to reset your Prota if you forget your password.

  • Name your Prota.

    Because Naran doesn’t save personal information, you have to reset your Prota if you forget your password.

  • Set password. It should be at least 8 characters long.
  • We currently support English, Japanese and Korean.
Prota configuaring
First time configuration
Step9. Initialize Prota

Initialize your Prota as the last step of configuration.
Initialization might take 5-10 minutes.

  • Start initializing.
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First time configuration
Step10. Access your Prota with Access Link

Once the initialization is complete, Prota automatically sends an access link to your email account.

You need the access link to access the Prota for the first time. You can confirm your device only through the Access Link.

Access your Prota from various devices.

You can also use this link to access your Prota from your desktop, smartphone or tablet PC.

Do not share your access link, as it puts your Prota’s credentials and personal information at risk.

Share Prota via link
Share Prota to friend
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How to access from other devices
  • Click on the share button located at the top-right corner
  • Send an access link either to yourself or to other email addresses
  • We currently support English, Japanese and Korean.
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Settings
How to update your Prota
  • Click on the top right corner icon
  • Select your Prota from the list
  • Press in the green validation button (on the right)
  • Confirm the update and wait a moment

Updates are essential to make all apps work properly and add new features and bug fixes. Make sure you do it as soon as a new update is available.

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Settings
Change WiFi
  • If you want to change your network, go to ‘Network settings’.
  • Change it to another*.
  • If you want to connect your Prota to a hidden network, please click ‘Join Other Network’ button.
Enjoy your Prota Pi
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