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

Raspi setup

  1. 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

Username: pi
Password: raspberry

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.

To shutdown:
sudo shutdown -h now

To restart:
sudo shutdown -r now

  1. Configure Raspi for I2C: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-4-gpio-setup/configuring-i2c
  1. To use I2C: https://learn.adafruit.com/using-the-bmp085-with-raspberry-pi?view=all

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
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/03/18/get-opencv-up-and-running-on-beagleboneblack-txinstruments-beagleboardorg/

Detailed video, but specific to a $80 logitech camera (but gives 1080p)
http://derekmolloy.ie/beaglebone/beaglebone-video-capture-and-image-processing-on-embedded-linux-using-opencv/

Another option, but did not work:
http://mechomaniac.com/node/32

Previous tutorials

2013 Fall Mobot Tutorial

Materials (2).xlsx - Materials List with prices, quantities and links (12 KB) Spencer Barton, 10/05/2013 02:02 pm

Mobot.pptx - Mobot Meeting 1 Slides (3.21 MB) Nishant Pol, 09/13/2014 01:59 pm