JeVois Smart Embedded Machine Vision Toolkit
The JeVois smart camera is used like a regular USB camera. To get started with a Windows host:
Download a disk image from http://jevois.org and flash it to a MicroSD card.
Insert MicroSD card into JeVois smart camera, with the MicroSD contacts pointing up as shown below.
Connect camera to a host computer. The smart camera requires up to 3.5 Watts of power, which is above the limit of what a single USB 2.0 port is designed to supply, but is within the limits of a single USB 3.0 port. It is important to use a high-quality USB-to-miniUSB cable that can carry that full power without loss. Look for a cable with 24awg power wires. It is recommended that you use a USB 3.0 port on your host computer, as those provide more power. If that is not available, you can use a USB Y-cable to connect to two USB 2.0 ports on your host computer, or to one USB 2.0 port and one external USB power supply (e.g., phone charger). Make sure that you do not use a USB hub, unless that hub has a strong external power supply (transformer, wall adapter).
Observe the LED on the smart camera next to the USB connector:
Start a video capture software. You may want to try VLC, skype, etc. Here we will use AMCap.
Note that on Windows and for some video software like VLC, the latency (delay or lag between capture and display) is horrible with many video capture apps. This is not a limitation of JeVois. When used with a Linux host, there is no lag.
Make sure you quit your camera viewing software before you unplug your JeVois smart camera. Otherwise your host computer may become awfully confused trying to use a camera that does not exist anymore.
No shutdown procedure is needed before powering off your JeVois camera. Just close your video capture software and unplug the camera.
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