This article will walk you through the Micro AI Vision Sensor Starter kit setup and then lead you to resources for using additional features.
When you open the box, you will find the following items inside:
- Micro AI Vision Sensor
- Protective lens cover installed.
- Box with power adapters
- Power-adapter with interchangeable plugs. 2.5mm x 5.5mm barrel adapter connector.
- Interchangeable plugs for the following regions:
- NEMA 1-15P (Type A) (North America)
- CEE-7/16 Alternative II "Europlug" (Type C) (Europe)
- AS/NZS 3112, ungrounded (Type I) (Australia / Oceania)
- BS 1363 (Type B) (British) wall adapter
- Terminal Block Break-out Board
- Provide easy method to access Micro AI interface pins on the cable, and a Barrel Plug for the power supply.
- IX to RJ45 Ethernet Cable
- 8-pin to 8-pin Molex Nanofit Cable
- Bag with miscellaneous items:
- USB RS-485 adapter with cable
- 3.6mm M12 lens with covers
- Deck of Cards for detection demos
- Desktop Tripod
Additional Required Items
To assemble the unit together, the following items will be required:
- 1.5mm Flathead/Slotted screwdriver
RS-485 USB Converter:
- Connect them to the provided RS-485/Serial Converter with one in D- and one in D+ using a slotted screwdriver.
The Rear Connector can be connected to a breakout board with all the nanofit capabilities. Each component is attached at a right angle for better connectivity and handling. Nanofit connection is on one side, with all the other components on the opposite side for simplicity.
The Terminal Block on the breakout board supports RS485, Power, and General I/O.
To connect cables to the terminal block, strip off the cable jacket to ~6mm. 16-28 AWG cable is recommended.
- Insert the cable into the terminal block, while pushing on release pin above the cable opening. This will allow the cable to be fully inserted and will lock the cable in place once the push button is released.
- To release the cable, press again on the top button to release the cable. Gently pull the cable out..
RS-485 Connection Setup:
Connect the RS-485 adapter to the Break-Out board. Refer to RS-485 Setup for driver and connection details.
Connecting the Camera:
- Place the Vision Sensor onto the provided Tripod using the screw hole on the bottom of the camera. DO NOT Overtighten
Vision Sensor mounted onto a desktop Tripod
- Once the Vision Sensor is securely in position, connect the provided Nanofit cable in the Vision Sensor on the back. Connect the other side to the breakout board. The Connector is Keyed such that it can only be inserted one direction. Use the provided photos to assist in connection. An audible “Click” should be heard when the connector is inserted properly.
- To remove the connector, press down on the top of the cable and gently pull away from the camera.
- Connect the provided ethernet cable to the Vision Sensor with the other end connected to an Ethernet access port (Switch or router)
- Connect the Rs-485 converter to the test PC and boot up serial communications on the computer.
- Using the provided power adapter plug in the barrel connector to the breakout board to power on the camera
- The following message should appear on the serial terminal.
Operating Vision Start Kit - Micro
- Once serial communication is established, press “enter” to start the shell.
- Using the command “help” will list all the various functions currently supported
Ethernet IP Address and Website UI:
- Run the command “Ethernet” or ‘Ethernet Status” to get the DHCP IP Address of the camera.
- Copy the IP Address and enter it into a web browser
- The command ethernet DHCP or STATIC will enable DHCP or STATIC IP address options. Reboot the camera to complete the change.
- If a card is shown to the camera the model should be able to detect it as follow