I was playing around trying to see if the CMUcam2 GUI vi would run on LabView on a Mac and got it to connect to the camera, but it doesn’t seem to do much more. Has anyone gotten this to work?
The CMUcam2 is connected via a KeySpan USB:serial adapter and I can send & receive using Screen from the Terminal. I used NI-VISA Configuration to configure the serial port and when I run CMUcam2 GUI, it displays the camera firmware version, but when I click Grab Frame, it starts downloading, the Download Progress bar completes and then starts over again. It does not display an image from the camera.
During the first download cycle the red LED on the CMUcam flashes, but after the Download Progress bar completes, the LED goes off and stays off. Also, clicking the Close button has no effect, except that the button turns black. Uploading camera config settings seems to work, or at least it displays a confirmation dialog.
Any suggestions for where to start looking for problems? I’ve tried changing baud rate with no effect. I’m using LabView 8.01 Student from last year’s KOP on a Mac Tibook.
Yeah, I know - I could use a PC and it would work just fine, but where would be the fun in that? I wanted to beat my head against this wall just to see if I can make it work (the camera, that is - my head is way past working properly, obviously!).