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 Let's install the Pixy EV3 block in the Mindstorms EV3 Software by performing the following steps: Let's install the Pixy EV3 block in the Mindstorms EV3 Software by performing the following steps:
  
-  - Download the latest "LEGO blocks and examples"​ file from [[wiki:v1:​Latest_release|this page]].+  - Download the latest "LEGO blocks and examples"​ file from [[https://​pixycam.com/​downloads-pixy1/​|this page]].
   - This is a zip file, so go ahead and unzip it.   - This is a zip file, so go ahead and unzip it.
   - Open the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Software that you downloaded in step 1 above.   - Open the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Software that you downloaded in step 1 above.
   - Open a New Programming Project\\   - Open a New Programming Project\\
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   - Browse to the location where you unzipped the "LEGO blocks and examples"​ file. Choose the "​Pixy.ev3b"​ file in the ~/blocks directory.\\   - Browse to the location where you unzipped the "LEGO blocks and examples"​ file. Choose the "​Pixy.ev3b"​ file in the ~/blocks directory.\\
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   - Import the Pixy EV3 block by clicking on **Import**.\\   - Import the Pixy EV3 block by clicking on **Import**.\\
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   - Close and restart the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Software.\\   - Close and restart the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Software.\\
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 Whew, you're almost done with this installing software and firmware business. You just need to install PixyMon, which should be easy. Whew, you're almost done with this installing software and firmware business. You just need to install PixyMon, which should be easy.
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   - Your Pixy should now be locating and tracking the objects that you taught it. (hooray!) You're now ready to connect Pixy to your LEGO brick. Use the supplied cable and the pictures below as a guide. If you are using an NXT controller, connecting Pixy is practically identical as below.\\   - Your Pixy should now be locating and tracking the objects that you taught it. (hooray!) You're now ready to connect Pixy to your LEGO brick. Use the supplied cable and the pictures below as a guide. If you are using an NXT controller, connecting Pixy is practically identical as below.\\
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   - Next, turn on your LEGO brick if you haven'​t done so, and hook up a USB cable between your computer and your LEGO brick.   - Next, turn on your LEGO brick if you haven'​t done so, and hook up a USB cable between your computer and your LEGO brick.
   - From the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Software, go to the **File** menu and select **Open Project**.\\   - From the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Software, go to the **File** menu and select **Open Project**.\\
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   - Browse to the location where you unzipped the "LEGO blocks and examples"​ file, and then to the **examples** directory and then either to the **EV3** or **NXT** directory depending on your brick version. Select "​hello_world.ev3"​ and click on **Open**.\\   - Browse to the location where you unzipped the "LEGO blocks and examples"​ file, and then to the **examples** directory and then either to the **EV3** or **NXT** directory depending on your brick version. Select "​hello_world.ev3"​ and click on **Open**.\\
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 You should see something like this (below). This is the hello world demo program. Note the Pixy sensor block!\\ You should see something like this (below). This is the hello world demo program. Note the Pixy sensor block!\\
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   - Run the program! Click on the play icon in the lower right corner of your EV3 software window. If you don't see the play icon, make sure your LEGO brick is powered on, finished booting, and connected to you computer via a USB cable.\\   - Run the program! Click on the play icon in the lower right corner of your EV3 software window. If you don't see the play icon, make sure your LEGO brick is powered on, finished booting, and connected to you computer via a USB cable.\\
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   - If you are running PixyMon, make sure you are running the "​Default program"​ by clicking on the home icon.\\   - If you are running PixyMon, make sure you are running the "​Default program"​ by clicking on the home icon.\\
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   - Move the object that you taught Pixy in front its camera lens. You should see the object move on your LEGO brick'​s LCD screen. If you are using an NXT brick, you will still see a circle on the screen, but you will only see the outline of the circle (the NXT brick cannot fill-in circle shapes.)\\   - Move the object that you taught Pixy in front its camera lens. You should see the object move on your LEGO brick'​s LCD screen. If you are using an NXT brick, you will still see a circle on the screen, but you will only see the outline of the circle (the NXT brick cannot fill-in circle shapes.)\\
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   * [[wiki:​v1:​The_image_in_PixyMon_is_out_of_focus|The image in PixyMon is out of focus]]   * [[wiki:​v1:​The_image_in_PixyMon_is_out_of_focus|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 protected]charmedlabs.com>. We also have a [[projects/​cmucam5/​boards|public forum]] where you can ask technical questions about the Pixy software or hardware, and learn what the Pixy community is up to.+If the above links don't solve your issue, or if you have questions or suggestions,​ please send them to <​[email protected]pixycam.com>. We also have a [[projects/​cmucam5/​boards|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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