Im new to building robots and starting work on my omnibot build. I am a mechanical engineering student so making the robot mechanically has been a blast but actually making it talk to the computer will be interesting lol I'm working on the camera right now and am having a little trouble. I've read other posts and wired it up so I do not have to utilize the lipo battery. I set the digital port and can activate/deactivate the blue led using the digital control. When I go into the control, camera device, I cannot find the wireless camera listed. I have the webcam, ar drone, and rover. I tried connecting the camera between the USB and computer to see if there was an installation that had to be done but nothing seemed to happen. Any suggestions would be really appreciated
Oh and I think a search window for the forums would be a great addition. It's not too bad now to go back and look things up but eventually it may be a real pain to sift through each forum.
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When you plugged in the "dongle" from the camera into USB it should have installed drivers. The USB port on the camera itself is just for charging. If it didn't install drivers, first thing would be to just try another USB port if you have one. If not, then it gets a bit more complicated since you need to go into your device manager and see if there is a non-working device, uninstall it, and then try to re-install the drivers.
If you are using Windows 7, you should not need the CD that came with the camera, although it does have a nice little utility called AmCap that can be used for testing the camera (or any Windows camera). If you have XP, you probably do need the drivers from the CD, and you also need to upgrade to Windows 7
I should've looked closer for the search button there. oops *eyeroll*
I have windows 7. I uninstalled the camera software from the computer and installed it again. Now I can select the USB video device. However when i select it, the red grids appear but no picture.
seems "sometimes" people have issues with the cd driver. i don't know why that is. it's best to let windows install it. i should just stop shipping the cd all together
If I plan to add an on board computer to my robot could I plug a webcam with a cord straight from the USB to the board to bypass the ezb? Like using the webcam that comes in my laptop which is working awesome. If that could work I might buy the motherboard sooner than expected lol