Installing PixyMon on Windows Vista, 7, or 8

You will need a USB mini cable for your computer to talk to Pixy. This cable isn't included with Pixy. :(

Download the latest PixyMon version here. and run the installer. Don't plug in your Pixy into your computer yet though.

When installing PixyMon on a Windows Vista, 7, or 8 machine, installation will proceed as expected, until you get to the driver pre-installation. You will then get a dialog that basically says that it will take a long time for the drivers to install. Click OK to dismiss. After a few moments, you'll see a dialog that looks like this:

Go ahead an click on "Install". Windows will crunch some more and eventually display the same dialog again. (Pixy has two device drivers that need to be installed.) Click on "Install" again when you see the new dialog. Windows will crunch again (Windows is performing a system restore point.) The driver installation can take a couple minutes, so be patient.

And then you're done.

Now plug in your Pixy into your computer with a USB mini cable.


And run PixyMon by selecting it from the Start menu (or the Start screen if you're running Windows 8.) When PixyMon first comes up, you may see the message "error: No pixy devices have been detected" until the driver is finished installing. You will probably see a system tray message like this one:

When the driver is finished installing, PixyMon will start displaying live video of what it sees.

What's next? Let's teach Pixy an object!