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Pixy2, Pixy2 LEGO and Pan-tilt Quick Start

If you just received your Pixy2, Pixy2 LEGO, or Pixy2 Pan-tilt, and want to get started using it, you're in the right place. Thanks so much for supporting the CMUcam5 Pixy project!

First things first, we will be releasing cool stuff in the future, so please sign up for our mailing list so you don't miss out on the latest developments!

OK, let's get started…

If you are getting started with Pixy2 for LEGO Mindstorms please head over to the Pixy2 LEGO Quick Start Guide for special instructions. Everyone else (Pixy2, Pixy2 Pan-tilt), keep reading.

Install PixyMon

If you're just getting started with Pixy2, you should install PixyMon first. It will allow you to configure Pixy2 and see what it sees. Choose your platform below:

Teach Pixy2 an object

After you install PixyMon and get it running, the next step is to teach Pixy2 an object, or 2, or 3

Hook up to your microcontroller

Your Pixy2 should now be locating and tracking the objects that you taught it. (hooray!) You're now ready to do something useful with Pixy2, which usually involves connecting Pixy2 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 Pixy2 by itself (without a microcontroller) or from your microcontroller (e.g. Arduino) so you can easily modify/extend the code.


If the above links don't solve your issue, or if you have questions or suggestions, please send them to support@pixycam.com. We also have a public forum where you can ask technical questions about the Pixy2 software or hardware, and learn what the Pixy community is up to.

Digging deeper

Click here for the wiki index - there's tons of info here, including pointers on how to mount Pixy2 to your robot creation, talking to your Pixy via the Python API, and much much more.

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wiki/v2/pixy_regular_quick_start.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/23 22:13 by jfrench