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Line tracking Tuning tab

This tab contains all of the most effective parameters for “tuning” the accuracy of the line tracking algorithm. To bring up this tab, you must be running the line_tracking program by selecting it in the Program menu, and then bringing up the Configure Dialog (click on the gear icon or select File➜Configure). Now select the Tuning tab under Pixy Parameters (it should be the first pane you see when you bring up the Configure Dialog.)

  • Edge threshold: Adjusting this parameter determines how inclusive the line detection algorithm is. If the edge threshold is decreased, more potential lines will be detected. If it's increased, less potential lines will be detected. If Pixy2 isn't detecting the lines you want it to detect, this is likely the parameter that needs to be adjusted.
  • Maximum line width: This adjusts the maximum width of the detected lines (in pixels.) Lines that are wider will not be detected.
  • Minimum line width: This adjusts the minimum width of the detected lines (in pixels.) Lines that are narrower will not be detected.
  • White line: Enabling this parameter will change Pixy2's line detection algorithm from dark lines on a light background to light lines on a dark background.
  • Camera brightness: This parameter is in all Tuning tabs regardless of the program that's being run. It sets the exposure setting of Pixy, which controls the brightness of the image. The Camera Brightness setting is important because the correct exposure setting will lead to the best detection accuracy.
2018/06/05 19:43 · pixycam
wiki/v2/line_tuning.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/07 13:34 by pixycam