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CMUcam4 Graphical User Interface

Windows Setup

Follow the steps below to setup the CMUcam4GUI for Windows:

1. Download the CMUcam4GUI.zip file
2. Unzip it and extract the contents
3. Run the CMUcam4GUI.exe file

Linux Setup

Follow the steps below to setup the CMUcam4GUI for Linux:

1. Add your user name to the dialout group

sudo adduser username dialout

2. Now verify by typing

groups username

3. Now log out and then log back in
4. Download the CMUcam4GUI.zip file
5. Unzip it and extract the contents
6. Run the CMUcam4GUI.sh file

Macintosh Setup

Follow the steps below to setup the CMUcam4GUI for Macintosh:

1. Install the QtSDK for Mac here.
2. Download the CMUcam4GUI Source
3. Open the CMUcam4GUI.pro file using QtCreator and switch to release mode from debug mode
4. Run the CMUcam4GUI.app file

Question: Why don't you have a prebuilt MAC application?

Answer: Kwabena, the CMUcam4 developer, does not have a MAC...

Note: The Macintosh version runs at a maximum baud rate of 115,000 BPS versus the Windows and Linux versions that run at a maximum baud rate of 230,400 BPS. If you can, please use the Windows or Linux versions for faster functionality.

CMUcam4GUI Manual

Coming Soon

Viewing Tab

  • Send Frame Control - Select the horizontal and vertical resolution for the send frame button in the tool bar
    • You cannot move whatever you are taking a picture of while the send frame command is running
    • Use a smaller resolution to capture the image more quickly - like 160x120
  • Dump Frame Control - Select the horizontal and vertical resolution for the dump frame button in the tool bar
    • You cannot move whatever you are taking a picture of while the dump frame command is running
    • Use a smaller resolution to capture the image more quickly - like 160x120

Tracking Tab

Options Tab

Disk Tab

If you encounter errors trying to connect to the CMUcam4, unplug your USB to serial device from the PC and plug it back in again. Also, make sure your serial converter can handle 115200 BPS and 230400 BPS. If you are using a FTDI chip then you'll be fine.

CMUcam4GUI Source

Click here to download the source code for the CMUcam4GUI.

You will need the Qt 1.2.1 SDK (Desktop 4.8.1) to compile the code which you can download here.

CMUcam4GUI.zip - Tentative Final Source Code (1.7 MB) Kwabena Agyeman, 02/21/2013 10:13 pm

viewing_tab.png (88.2 kB) Kwabena Agyeman, 03/11/2013 08:54 pm

tracking_tab.png (39 kB) Kwabena Agyeman, 03/11/2013 08:54 pm

options_tab.png (73 kB) Kwabena Agyeman, 03/11/2013 08:54 pm

disk_tab.png (69.8 kB) Kwabena Agyeman, 03/11/2013 08:54 pm

viewing_tab_resize.png (78.3 kB) Kwabena Agyeman, 03/11/2013 11:35 pm

tracking_tab_resize.png (19.1 kB) Kwabena Agyeman, 03/11/2013 11:35 pm

options_tab_resize.png (30.8 kB) Kwabena Agyeman, 03/11/2013 11:35 pm

disk_tab_resize.png (25.4 kB) Kwabena Agyeman, 03/11/2013 11:35 pm