Cliff Hacks Things.

Monday, June 26, 2006


After a lot of tinkering, I've got the Gumstix talking to my CMUcam2.

I started out working with CMU's Java interface code, but it's abysmal. It's like an exercise in how not to write Java. So, scratch that.

I worked in C for a bit, thinking that it would be nice to eliminate the JVM from my cramped root filesystem. Then, I remembered how much IO programming in C can suck, and went back to Java.

So, now, I've written my own interface library for the CMUcam. I quickly got tired of printing numbers and guessing whether or not I had configured the camera properly; I wanted an image, dammit. But on a tiny device, with no display, how do you generate images?

Using ASCII, of course!


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