This is a short description on how to install EyeBot, hardware version M5. The EyeBot system itself is already completely assembled, so you are able to start right away. Yellow dots in the drawing indicate pin no.1 of the corresponding connectors.
Details for other hardware versions:
To work with EyeBot, the EyeCam CMOS digital color camera (80x60 in 24bit resolution) is being used. The camera plugs directly into the controller board (make sure you connect pin no.1 where indicated, the camera board should face down).
The LCDisplay is already connected to the EyeBot. At the same time it can display text (8x16 characters) and graphics (64x128 pixels). On the back of the LCD is a potentiometer to adjust display contrast.
There is a connector for power supply with pins labelled "+" and "-". Connect a power supply between 6 and 9 Volts (e.g. 7.2 V for rechargeable batteries with 6 cells).
The board is equipped with a reconstitutable fuse. However, supplying a high voltage or reversing the voltage may damage the board.
A standard 9-pin RS-232 extension cable can be used to connect EyeBot' serial-1 port to a PC, Mac or workstation. Now you can download software to the EyeBot or upload experimental data from the EyeBot. Another option is using a wireless module with the serial-2 port.
DC Motor and Encoder Connectors
There are 2 connectors for DC motors and encoders. Two motor drivers are integrated in EyeBot. The connectors are pin-compatible for motors from:
A minature microphone is built-in on the front side of the EyeBot.
There are 2 separate connectors for adding additional I/O.