Quick Start

Last updated: June 26, 2023

JeVois-Pro: Take a quick tour

Congratulations on getting a JeVois=Pro smart camera. The future of machine vision now lies on your hands. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the external features of your JeVois-Pro smart camera.

Download MicroSD card image

If you have received a MicroSD card with all JeVois-Pro software pre-loaded, advance to Safe Handling and Inserting the MicroSD card.

All the operating system and machine vision software for JeVois-Pro resides on a MicroSD card that you insert directly into the smart camera. Download the pre-packaged JeVois-Pro MicroSD card image. This is for cards at least 64GB in size.

Download MicroSD Image

Flash image to MicroSD card

The JeVois disk image is a raw, sector-by-sector dump of the whole MicroSD card. Flash it to the physical MicroSD as you would with any raw disk image.

Ubuntu tip

On Ubuntu, to prevent Nautilus from opening 3 windows each time you insert a JeVois microSD card (which gets annoying after a while), type this in a terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false

Perhaps the easiest is to use the free program Etcher from balena.io, as follows:

  • Download and install the free and open-source Etcher program. We have cached versions here:

    Etcher 1.5.18 Windows x64   Etcher 1.5.18 Linux x64   Etcher 1.5.18 MacOS

  • Attach your microSD card to your computer using a USB-to-microSD adapter or other card reader.
  • Start Etcher.
  • Select the .zip image file you downloaded, or the .img file if you have unzipped.
  • Select the drive corresponding to your microSD card.
  • Click flash and wait until complete. Your card is ready to be inserted into your JeVois smart camera.

If needed, you can also see detailed instructions here.

Safe Handling and Inserting the MicroSD card

Always observe these safe handling instructions:

  • Avoid electrostatic discharge by using proper grounding when touching the device.
  • Do not expose to rain.
  • Do not push on the center of the fan. It is held by three small prongs that can very easily break.
  • Instead, always hold the smart camera from its sides.
  • Do not disassemble. No user-serviceable parts inside.
  • Avoid liquids or moisture.
  • Do not use wet hands.
  • Consumer-grade device: Do not use in medical or life-sustaining applications, or with heavy machinery.
  • Read and understand the user manual at http://jevois.org/doc before using.
  • Dispose of the device according to your country's requlations about disposal of electronic devices.

Handle with care!

JeVois-Pro is a sensitive high-technology device. Make sure you handle it with care and be especially mindful of protecting the cooling fan and allowing good airflow that is essential for operation.

Be careful with the connectors!

The connectors on JeVois-Pro are fragile and are not designed for mechanical stress. This is especially true for the micro-HDMI connector. If you rip or bend it, it will be nearly impossible to replace (it has 2 rows of pins with pitch 0.4mm, one of which is completely under the connector body). Be sure to provide strain relief when mounting JeVois-Pro on a mobile platform. For example, use zip ties to secure the HDMI cable to the platform onto which JeVois-Pro is mounted, so that when the platform moves there is no force applied to the connector.

See the photograph below for an example where JeVois-Pro is mounted on a tripod. To avoid stress on the micro-HDMI connector, we secured the HDMI cable to the tripod using zip ties. This way, pulling on the HDMI cable will not stress the micro-HDMI connector.

Insert the MicroSD card as shown here:

Push-Push MicroSD slot

Your JeVois smart camera features a push-push MicroSD card slot: Push until it clicks to insert it, push again until it clicks to eject it. Never try to pull on the MicroSD card. When properly inserted, your MicroSD card should not stick out of the JeVois case, but should be completely in, about 1.5mm or 1/16" past the edge of the mini-USB connector.

Click on the photograph above for a high resolution view.

Some MicroSD cards are a bit thicker than others, and will not fully eject. In this case, first push on the card until it sticks out of the case by a few millimeters, then carefully pull it out with tweezers.

Connect monitor, keyboard, mouse and enjoy!

Connect JeVois-Pro to an HDMI monitor or TV (must be able to display 1080p/60Hz), USB keyboard, USB mouse, and finally to power, and enjoy!

Take the JeVois guided tour

Want to discover what your new JeVois smart camera is capable of? Our guided tour will walk you through many of its available machine vision modules, from simple edge detection, to QR-code decoding, to detecting and recognizing objects in complex scenes.

Download Guided Tour              

  • Brief explanation of what each machine vision module does.
  • Example screenshots.
  • Sample images that you can show to your JeVois camera.

Try it out with your kids!

Video Tutorials and Demos

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Included machine vision algorithms and demos

Many machine vision algorithms are included and ready to run from the MicroSD card image.

See the user documentation.

Quickstart reference card


See http://jevois.org/doc/ProUserQuick.html for some tips.

When all else fails

Just email us at jevoisinc@gmail.com and we will help you!

For more information

See the master documentation for JeVois at http://jevois.org/doc/ for more information.