update for Python-based console for SRV-1 (pySRV1Console.py)
We figured out two of the remaining problems with pySRV1Console:
Here's the new download link:
- On the PC, the py2exe conversion of pySRV1Console.py to pySRV1Console.exe created serial interface issues, so you need to install Python version 2.4 or 2.5 on your PC and run pySRV1Console.py directly from Python. In any case, it is good to install Python on your PC - Python is a very cool language, and you'll need a full installation to run Pyro (Python Robotics - http://pyrorobotics.org)
- On the PPC Macs, there was a byte-ordering problem that caused really large timeouts between frames. Now that this is fixed, the frame rate of pySRV1Console is comparable to the Java SRV1Console performance.
If you don't already have Python installed on your system, or if you are running a version prior to 2.4, you should download the Python installer from http://www.python.org/download/.
On systems that already have Python installed, the only additional module you need to install is pySerial, which is downloaded from http://pyserial.sourceforge.net.
Once you have Python installed, the console is started with:
python pySRV1Console.py -com COM4 (e.g. on your PC with USB radio on COM4)
python pySRV1Console.py -com /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART (e.g. on your PPC Mac)
Once it's running, the main console page is accessed via your browser at:
This version seems to be working quite well, but please report any issues to email@example.com or post on the Surveyor Robotics Forum.
Posted Sat, 17 Feb 2007 14:25 |
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