I have one of the cameras that DJ sells, and it is not turning on in EZ-B. I have noticed that the little blue LED is not coming on; on the reciever when I plug it in. I tried to remove the camera from my devices and printers however when I right click on the icon I do not get "remove device" in the pop up menu. Has anyone else had this problem with the camera? Any suggestions?
I solved that problem..................so; nevermind. I just needed to click on USB video device. One of those , duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh moments. However, I am having another problem. Tracking does not seem to be working. I will review the tutorials, I perhaps missed something; but I'm open to suggestions. I'll update this post later if I'm still having problems.
OK, a few hours later..........................I still do not have camera tracking! In DJ's newest video tutorial he mentions selecting "Auto Detect". When I open the camera configure window I do no see "Auto Detect" anywhere! So, first question. Do I need to download ARC again to find the Auto detect feature? Note: When ever I want to update ARC I have to delete EZ-Builder, then download it again. Is this normal? (I've had to do this ever since I first started using EZ-Builder)
I'm back to working on Gizmo but am being frustrated by several problems; (the L289N motor driver I have apparently was faulty, it only drove one motor, so I now have to wait to get another one which will most likely take 2 weeks or more and then the camera tracking problem! Very frustrating!!!!!! Any help greatly appreciated!
I just deleted ARC and downloaded it again, just to eliminate the possibility of that being the problem. Still, no "Auto Detect" option in camera configuration!
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@dj want to chime in here? Can we turn off the coloration effect that everyone is seeing and is there , is there an auto detect option? Thanks
Yep! Such is the plight of we robot builders. In the long run though I think every problem we encounter just expands our knowledge that much more. Hands on learning can be a cruel taskmaster at times. Have you had any problems with camera tracking, or that dreaded green flare? Have you found the elusive "Auto Detect" ?
One thing to try is the the camera on your laptop (if you are using one) and see how that performs. I had to mechanically damp (using a piece of foam that rubs against the moving bit) my robots head to stop it wobbling all over the place and how many FPS have you set the camera at try varying that
Thank you. I'll have to try using the script function. I'll also try testing the cam online. I'm still getting that weird green color flare! I've tried making all the adjustments I find in the cam config. window; all to no avail as of yet.
@DJ : any suggestions DJ?
My Leaf is in a coma. I don't know WHEN I will get him back. He lost two jetski batteries at around $200 cost. Outside of that he is fine, just won't function.
Are those Jet-Ski batteries? and are they Sealed?
I played with the camera again today. I took it to the brighest room in the house.....even took it outside. What I discovered is that the GREEN color flare is ONLY there when the MOTION box is checked. It seems to work fine in all other modes. So, I'm thinking this might be a bug in the code, perhaps??. I also observed that checking the MOTION box when the camera is off, turns the camera viewing screen GREEN! I've noticed that a number of others have reported this same green flaring problem. Can you check this out perhaps ,DJ?
I'm going to try adding a ControlCommand for camera tracking later. I'll post the results.
Several hours later: I tried writing a script as follows:
Still no camera motion tracking!
If multiply people are reporting this same problem I think you (DJ) might want look into the code.
I know this is off subject for this thread, but, if you are reading this I want to comment on the motor driver (L289N) problem while I have your attention. I've tried multiply configurations and only one will work.
The following configuration is the ONLY one that will allow the motors to operate.
IN1 to D1
IN2 to D2
IN3 to D3
In4 to D4
I made a Y-shaped cable to attach the signal pin of D0 to ENA & ENB so both are controlled by the one PWM signal.The result is rather strange. The directional arrows in the H-bridge panel are 180 out. The forward and reverse arrows make the bot turn left/right; and the left/right arrows make the bot go forward/reverse.The same thing happens when trying to use the speech recognition movement controls. Again, I've seen a number of people reporting problems trying to use the L289N. So, you may want to look into this as well. I do hope that other users will post their experiences in the forum as well, so that you have even more info to work with. I would like to thank you in advance for looking into these problems and do hope that a resolution will be found for one and all.