CMUcam3 Windows Quick Start Guide

This is for advanced users. For more detailed instructions see Documentation. You can grab a bundled version of all of this software from the Downloads page.

  • Download and install cygwin
  • Download cc3 source
    • Get a zip of the latest stable snapshot from our Downloads page
    • or checkout a fresh copy from svn by typing:
      svn co https://cc3.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/cc3/trunk cc3
      
  • Open up Cygwin Shell
    • Go to cc3
      • "cd c:" to get to c drive, then cd into the cc3 directory
      • typing "ls" will list all of the files
    • Type "make"
      • typing "make clean" will remove all compiled files.
      • make needs to be run in the root directory before you can compile individual projects
  • Startup in programming mode
    • Hold in push button while turning on power to startup in programming mode
  • Open LPC ISP and load compiled hex file
    • Browse to cc3/projects/cmucam2/cmucam2_lpc2106-cmucam3.hex
    • Flash board
    • Close ISP program
  • Open up a terminal program
    • Power Cycle Board
    • A Green Power LED should turn on
    • If the code is running correctly, the red LED will turn off and the blue and yellow LEDs will dimly illuminate
    • Make sure it prints a startup message
  • Use a Graphical User Interface to View Images and Focus Camera
    • Option 1: CMUcam3 Frame Grab Utility
      • [[Downloads|Download] the CMUcam3 Frame Grab Utility and Install NET (both on Downloads] page)
      • Double Click on "CMUcam3 Frame Grabber.exe"
      • Select Correct COM port and Press "Connect"
      • Click "Send" button to check for an "ACK" message to see if the port is connected
      • Click "Grab Frame" to grab a sample image
    • Option 2: CMUcam2 GUI
      • See the CMUcam2 GUI documentation
      • Check if GUI detects camera and can send frame
      • GUI does not set serial port correctly, so a terminal program must be run in between downloading from the ISP and use of the CMUcam2 GUI