Camera not working

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picamera

#1

Hi, we are newbies here, playing with the gopigo and the new camera module we just got. Camera module is connected to the raspberry pi camera port. We are in the Bloxster media section. USB drive is connected (tried different USB ports as well). We setup two commands, create a folder “a”, and take a photo. Run the program, it runs for about 3 seconds, assuming it takes the picture and saves it. But when we click on the Camera icon in the Sensor Control Panel, it opens a new browser tab and says:

Photos
If you’re not seeing any photos, you need to make sure a USB key is inserted in the Raspberry Pi (green board) of your robot.

What could we be doing wrong?

Thanks!
Roman


#2

Hello @roman7927
What is the name of your USB drive? We recently discovered (and fixed but it isn’t available yet) that you cannot have spaces in the name of the drive.

Also, since your folder name is simply a single letter, maybe the folder is there but you didn’t notice it?
other_folders

If the “Other Folders” doesn’t show then DexterOS is not able to read your USB drive for some reason.

Cleo


#3

Oh I’m not even getting that Photo page. It opens another page that Says: “Photos. If you’re not seeing any photos, you need to make sure a USB key is inserted in the Raspberry Pi (green board) of your robot.”

I did’t give any names to USB drive. Where do I go about doing that?

I actually suspect that USB drive isn’t mounted. In Bloxter, when I go to “Open File” to let’s save open a saved program from SD Card, but I can also choose USB drive in that window. When I click it, nothing happens.

Do you know how I can initialize the USB drive and mount it properly? Can I do this from PI’s shell that I have access to?


#4

Hello @roman7927

It does look that the issue is with the USB drive. It will mount automatically if you insert it before starting the robot.
However, it must be a FAT32 drive and not NTFS or any other system. Can you either try with another drive, or reformat that one on your laptop?

Thanks,
Cleo