I'v been writing my mobile app for iRobot and everything works great. However, since I had to mount the camera upside down I have to flip the Y axis in the camera control in EZ Builder (rotate none flip Y). But that doesn't seem to translate into the mobile app, leaving me with an upside down image on the screen. Not great for face-tracking, lol.
What am I missing *confused*
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I can look into it for the next update.
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iOS will take time until apple review process is complete.
DJ, you da man! Thank you for updating the app so quickly. You folks in Canada sure know customer service. Have room up there for a bookseller and art teacher?
The new version of ARC Mobile does, indeed, have the camera flip control and works well. However, I'm unable to get the camera to face-track (I haven't tried other types of tracking yet). The camera connects fine and shows the image, my "connect" and "center servo" buttons, along with my "servo slider" work very well, just no camera tracking.
I tried rewriting the mobile app with nothing but the "connect" button and the camera but still nothing.
I don't think it's any of my devices (laptop, tablet, etc.) since I did have my setup tracking with a simple app with the camera mounted on top of a servo (before it was installed in the sculpture).
BTW, Dave S. and DJ: the script for initial servo settings (speed and position and servo limits) you both shared work great and translate into the mobile app. Thank you.
Hmm, I haven't updated the windows Builder in a while. Maybe I'll try that.
Something else i was thinking of was mounting the camera stationary. You will get a much more fluid tracking if the camera isn't actually mounted to the head. If the camera is mounted to the body somewhere, then it will also give the head a cleaner look/feel.
If the camera is mounted stationary, the "Track By Relative Position" must be checked.
For now I'd like to stick with the current mounting. How do I post my project? Do you want the app or the windows builder file?
Let me know if I need to upload a different way. Thanks DJ.
Because I don't know what I'm doing? I take it I should uncheck that box.
Also, the min/max for the servo shouldn't be 6 and 180. I'm sure I changed that to 38 and 157 before I saved.
I'll give it another go.
Just to clarify, I'm not asking if I need to re-upload the app, just wondering if I need to scrap the mobile app already written in the builder when I make a change to the windows file.
Lol, I hope that makes sense.
It works but not as well as my laptop (an old quad-core with dedicated graphics card). My tablet is an old Galaxy Tab E (doesn't list the specific processor) and my phone is an old Galaxy S3. What can I say, I'm not one to jump on the latest, greatest phone. I mean, it's a phone, you know?
I'm still considering buying a used Microsoft Surface and mounting the screen in the pedestal. That way I could just run the windows ARC, which I like the looks of better anyway. Or, rather than mounting it, I could just have the gallery keep it running behind the desk or in a locked room. Anyone know the range of the EZ-B4 wifi?
Anyway, thanks for the help, DJ
You might want to look at something like the ACER A4. I run ARC on an ACER W3-810 but most of the cheap ones on eBay are Windows 8 and although thry will upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade isn't free anymore, and the camera doesn't work in ARC, so something a little newer would be a better choice.
Since my sabbatical from school is over as of Monday, sigh, the sculpture probably won't be finished (show-ready) until summer. I'll look at prices again then.
The physical sculpture is pretty much done. I'll be making a shout-out for face videos from anyone and everyone soon. Just need to create a dedicated email address and update my website (I lost my ftp info, lol). Keep an eye out