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2016/05/16

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Bertl_oO
off to bed now ... have a good one everyone!
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Bertl
morning folks!
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se6astian
good evening
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jjshawver
Hey Bertl
18:47
jjshawver
(james here)
18:47
jjshawver
managed to get the beta to use the hdmi via the kick_manual.sh script
18:48
jjshawver
however, the camera wasn't taking images and streaming through the HDMI. all I was seeing was a light purple screen with the Axiom logo in the bottom left
18:49
jjshawver
did I miss something for getting the camera to start taking pictures?
18:50
se6astian
hi james!
18:50
jjshawver
hi sebastian!
18:50
se6astian
the live video feed should be running automatically on boot up - unless herbert made some customizations just for your firmware
18:50
se6astian
hdmi does not display anything before running kick_manual.sh?
18:51
jjshawver
I can give it a shot again to double check really quick. one second.
18:51
jjshawver
I'm not sure if I checked without the script yet
18:55
Bertl
Hey jjshawver!
18:56
Bertl
what do the light (red, green, blue) do when you boot your AXIOM Beta?
18:56
Bertl
*lights
18:56
jjshawver
seems like it likely is a focus issue
18:56
jjshawver
currently don't have a lens in it yet, which likely is the problem.
18:56
jjshawver
still waiting on one coming in
18:57
jjshawver
put my hand in front of the camera to kill the light, and the background went from light purple to black
18:57
Bertl
ah, yes, well, that is expected
18:57
Bertl
you won't get a picture without lens system :)
18:57
jjshawver
@sebastian -> there isn't any output to the hdmi until the kick_manual.sh
18:57
jjshawver
haha. yes. silly me
18:58
Bertl
that's fine as well, the autostart is disabled
18:58
jjshawver
the manual kick off isn't a problem either
18:58
Bertl
there are two scripts, one is called kick.sh
18:58
Bertl
and the other one is called halt.sh
18:58
jjshawver
ah. ok
18:58
jjshawver
any tips on flashing the github code on there? that'll be the true first test
18:58
Bertl
if you check them with less/car/vi, you will see that they have an exit 0 in the beginning
18:59
jjshawver
will have to wait for the lens before I get there. (smart to verify what I should be getting before flashing)
18:59
Bertl
this disables the auto execution of kick_manual.sh/halt_manual.sh
18:59
jjshawver
ah. ok. that makes sense
18:59
Bertl
the first step you should do is backup your SD card :)
19:00
jjshawver
haha. ok. was planning on just keeping a golden copy as well.
19:00
jjshawver
have a couple micro sd cards floating around
19:00
Bertl
the next step is to get the Xilinx tools working
19:01
Bertl
once that is done, you can grab the github sources and build a new firmware image
19:03
jjshawver
ok. I believe I have the Xilinx tools working already. managed to get that done at least before the camera was here
19:03
jjshawver
:)
19:04
jjshawver
was there any particular reason you guys went with arch linux instead of either android or ubuntu?
19:04
Bertl
excellent, give it a try then, clone the github tree and run the commands specified in the top.vhd comment
19:05
Bertl
ubuntu is quite heavy and android is not really open
19:05
jjshawver
mind defining the way you meant "open" there?
19:05
jjshawver
meaning to the user, or via source?
19:07
jjshawver
http://www.wiki.xilinx.com/Building+Android+BSP+on+ZC702
19:07
Bertl
ever tried building your android system from scratch?
19:08
jjshawver
can't say I have, although there would be some great perks if we could get it working
19:08
Bertl
like?
19:09
jjshawver
general software. OTA updates, lots of already existing camera apps for point and shoot, and an easy to use UI
19:09
Bertl
we don't have any framebuffer at the moment?
19:10
jjshawver
that's fair.
19:10
Bertl
so a GUI centric system without a GUI :)
19:10
Bertl
but please don't let me keep you from trying/doing that :)
19:10
jjshawver
haha. well. I was hoping to try out that LCD route
19:11
Bertl
just for us, it was the simplest to install a well maintained distro like arch
19:11
Bertl
which also brings all the updates, etc
19:11
jjshawver
makes sense. pacman is pretty slick as well
19:12
Bertl
for the LCD route, you probably want to find a nice LCD which supports 1-4 LVDS channels
19:12
Bertl
which might be possible to attach via the east shield
19:12
jjshawver
yeah. been having trouble finding a somewhat high res small LCD.
19:13
Bertl
3-4" should be available at up to full HD
19:13
Bertl
it's more finding 'the right' one
19:13
jjshawver
yeah.
19:14
jjshawver
assuming the shield pinouts / ucf info is somewhere on the wiki?
19:14
se6astian
new article released: https://www.apertus.org/axiom-beta-uhd-raw-mode-explained-article-may-2016
19:15
Bertl
jjshawver: I don't think we have it at the wiki yet, but it is definitely on the schematics for mainboard and the debug shield
19:15
jjshawver
ok sounds good. thanks for the pointer
19:16
Bertl
and do not hesitate to ask me for help with a potential LCD candidate
19:16
jjshawver
will look into that and hopefully get back to you guys on progress after the lens comes in :)
19:16
Bertl
while it is not our main focus, I'm pretty sure many folks are interested
19:16
jjshawver
and I'll likely take you up on that :)
19:16
jjshawver
agreed
19:17
Bertl
you can go old-fashioned and grab a piece of cardboard and make a tiny hole into it ...
19:18
jjshawver
haha. yeah. that would work too
19:18
Bertl
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura
19:18
jjshawver
anyway. gotta run. will check back in a couple days. thanks for the pointer :)
19:18
Bertl
(for those who read up on the IRC logs)
19:18
Bertl
you're welcome!
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Spirit532
Turns out Carl Zeiss made photomultiplier tubes.
19:41
Spirit532
What's even more fun, they made them for radiation detection.
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Bertl
off to bed now .... have a good one everyone!
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se6astian
me too
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se6astian
off to bed soon
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