Pixy Quick Start¶
If you're just getting started with Pixy, you should install PixyMon first. It will allow you to configure Pixy and see what it sees. Choose your platform below:
After you install PixyMon and get it running, the next step is to teach Pixy an object, or 2, or 3...
Hook up to your microcontroller¶
Your Pixy should now be locating and tracking the objects that you taught it. (hooray!) You're now ready to do something useful with Pixy, which usually involves connecting Pixy to your favorite microcontroller:
Assemble and test the pan/tilt mechanism¶
If you purchased a pan/tilt kit, build it using these assembly instructions, then run the pan/tilt demo. You can run the demo on Pixy by itself (without a microcontroller) or from your microcontroller (e.g. Arduino) so you can easily modify/extend the code.
- I get the message "No Pixy devices have been detected" in PixyMon
- I don't see any video when I run PixyMon
- Pixy is detecting the wrong objects
- Pixy isn't detecting the objects I taught it
- My Arduino isn't receiving data from Pixy
- My pan/tilt is acting sort of crazy
- PixyMon is crashing!
- The image in PixyMon is out of focus
If the above links don't solve your issue, or if you have questions or suggestions, please send them to email@example.com. We also have a public forum where you can ask technical questions about the Pixy software or hardware, and learn what the Pixy community is up to.
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