I've received my EZ Dev Kit. The camera doesn't seem to work and customer service asked me to post my problem here in case anybody is able to help me.
The only configuration setting I see is the camera's IP, which I set to the same IP as the EZ controller.
The camera led shines steady blue.
But when I click Start there is no image and an error is shown in EZ-Builder:
9/27/2014 1:29 PM - error camera: System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid.
at System.Drawing.Bitmap..ctor(Stream stream)
at EZ_B.EZBv4Video. (Byte )
at EZ_B.EZBv4Video. ()
Please advise: is the camera faulty or am I doing something wrong?
Thank you for any suggestions!
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Its been a bummer of a last few weeks. My base/platform issue has been diagnosed to the point of me needing to return the platform back to Yudjin Robotics for replacement, it seems as if I am being affected by the nasty Dynamixel issue, and as of today, I have two non-functional cameras:)
Did you manage to get your cameras working? I had an issue with my camera recently and figured out what was causing it not to work, and got it streaming again. So, with a couple of additional tips, this will hopefully help you.
Disconnect then reseat the camera ribbon cable to the camera and EZ-B, insuring the cable is connected the correct way around.
Insure you have the latest version of the ARC software.
Make sure you have established a connection with your EZ-B and computer.
Once connected, make a note of the EZ-B's IP address from the "Connection" control. It will be something like this. EZB://192.168.0.7:23
Open the camera control and click on the "Video Device" box and delete the IP address that is in the box. If it is a new project, the IP address will be the default EZB://192.168.1.1.
Enter the EZ-B's IP address in to the now empty box, but leave off the last two numbers so, (using my EZB://192.168.0.7:23 example above), it now reads EZB://192.168.0.7
Now press "Start" and hopefully you will now see a live streamed picture.
If you have already tried all these steps then I apologise, but if not then I hope this helps you get going.
I know what your saying. I never really had any problems with my camera, except when I was playing with some settings on a new project to add a webcam recently, then couldn't re-establish my EZ-B's camera connection for a bit. I thought breaking it down for the poster might help with troubleshooting.
This is what I did when camera did not show live on my EZRobot Observation car project.
Delete camera from ARC project.
On ARC go to project, add, camera device, which automatically assigns correct address and it works.
Having multiple cams might be a cool option to a single project.
I have finally got to the stage were I wanted to use the camera.
There is a problem with me trying to connect the "Humanoid Head with Camera & RGB Eyes". As soon as I press the "camera device" button from "add control", i get a popup "error at loading of ippSP library"-"no DLLs found in the Waterfall procedure". I think this is a driver issue.
The software informs me the software is up to date, so are the drivers somewhere else?
My OS is Win8.1 Pro 64bit, i5 with 8gig ram.
I've also gone and checked continuity to the cable from the camera=ok and reseated camera pcb's and cable connections.
The blue LED on camera PCB flashes a few times and stays on when EZ-B is turned on.
Any help would be appreciated.
I am trying the guide now.
If everything was that easy!
Know to take over the world.....
Is anybody able to use the camera while connected to the EZB's wireless network? (i.e. with the EZB in AP mode rather than having the EZB connecting in client mode to the home wireless).
I'm in s similar situation... I even purchased an additional camera but got the same result, same error. Everything else is working as it should. The only thing I haven't replaced during the diagnosis is the ezb4 itself.