So, I've gotten my wireless camera I bought from EZ Robot temporally mounted on top of the brain of my B9 and powered from the 3rd EZB I've got mounted up there. That makes it about 6 feet above the ground and pointed down to capture movement as people walk past. The idea is to have the radar section swing left or right and follow the movement. I had no problem setting it up and having EZ Builder recognize it after adding the camera control. I got a good clear picture from the camera with little noise. So far so good.
A couple more things: the radar section the camera is mounted on is powered by a small DC gear motor and a H-bridge that is hooked to two of EZB's digital ports (one for each direction of the motor) and also a third for a PWM. So, this being a H-Bridge set up I added the 4 Wire H-Bridge Movement Panel and assigned the proper digital ports for left & right movement. I can press each direction arrow in the panel and get the radar to swing left and right smoothly so I know it's connected and working.
The problem I'm having is that after setting up what I think is the proper settings in the camera control panel I cant get the radar section to follow movement properly. It will notice movement to each side and start to turn in that direction but quickly stop. I can get it to follow me across it's radius if I move very slowly and wiggle around a little but it's a stop and go process. Also it seems to get distracted and focus on other things like stuff laying on the workbench. Almost like he has the attention span of a 1 year old kid that's board with me.
I see there are several settings within the camera control panel that can be adjusted. After tinkering with a few of them I did get better response and tracking but nothing close to what I see in DJ's videos. I have "Motion" checked in the Tracking section and in the Config section I have "Enable Movement Tracking" checked with only the "Allow left/Right Movement" checked.
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to adjust the settings to get my tracking smoother and follow motion of a person walking past better? I'm not sure what to do with the cross hairs of the grid, Motion Delay in the Config area, Tracking speed and the two sliders in the Motion section that adjusts Movement sensitivity and Object Size. Then there is the "Check Every ? Frames" box. I'm getting flustered with all the choices with no real results.
Any advice is welcomed.
Thanks, Dave Schulpius