2014 Fall Mobot Tutorial Wiki¶
First meeting: Saturday 9/13 at 3pm
Meeting 1: 9/13 at 3pm in Roboclub¶
Link to slides: See attachment below "Mobot.pptx"
Instructions for using BeagleBone Black¶
Instructions for using Raspberry Pi¶
- Connect the raspberry pi to your computer using a ttl console cable: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-5-using-a-console-cable?view=all
Windows should automatically install the driver. Set the serial port to 115200baud, no parity, 1 stop bit
Note regarding shutdown:
Like your computer, it is not good to suddenly switch off power to the raspberry pi. Instead use the shutdown command, then once you lose the ability to type to it via terminal, unplug power.
sudo shutdown -h now
sudo shutdown -r now
- Configure Raspi for I2C: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-4-gpio-setup/configuring-i2c
Note: You need to be connected to the internet to update and install packages. Plugging in an Ethernet cable should do the trick. You can still control the Raspi over serial.
Beaglebone Black Setup¶
1. Follow instructions on bealgebone getting started to ensure you have the latest Angstrom distribution
2. Follow the following video to capture video from the PSEYE
Detailed video, but specific to a $80 logitech camera (but gives 1080p)
Another option, but did not work: