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Hi guys,
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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Commented December 2016
Oh, I almost forgot, Happy New year!
Mac
Commented January 2017
I got it working. Turned out I needed to reset the EZ-B4 (which in my case means unplugging for 20 seconds and plugging back in). I've been doing a lot of jumping back and forth, connecting/disconnecting from my laptop, tablet, and phone.

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 EZ Builder, 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 :D
thetechguru
Commented January 2017
If you get a Surface, make sure it isn't Windows RT version. (the tablet only version of Windows 8. Was only available on some surface and surface 2s and a handful of other junk). It won't run EZ-Builder.

You might want to look at something like the ACER A4. I run EZ-Builder 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 EZ-Builder, so something a little newer would be a better choice.

Alan
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Commented January 2017
Thanks for the tip/warning, Alan. You probably just saved me some $$$ on a unit that wouldn't do what's needed.
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.
thetechguru
Commented January 2017
Cool (well, not that we have to wait to see more significant progress). One correction. I meant Acer W4 not A4 as a recommendation. Decent 8" Windows 10 tablet. Easily < $300 on eBay. Some much less. Just check the OS. Some had Windows 8, and upgrade not free, so if buying used and hte original owner didn't upgrade, that is another $100 or so to get it up to current.

Alan
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Commented January 2017
Yeah, I was looking at the Acers and most of the eBay models were upgraded to 10.

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 :D
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Asked on Saturday, December 31, 2016