We are trying to set up a vision test stand, i.e. setup up the camera and view it on a computer via Roboguide or other means without using robot controller at all. That way we can test out lighting colors/filters and figure out our camera heights(I know there are formulas for this). Anyone have any experience doing this? How do I connect the irVision Sony cam to the computer, and can I in fact use Roboguide to do this? I know we have a pendant here somewhere that you can connect to the computer via RS232 or similar, I don't really know what they used it for but I know we have it, so I was hoping there was a way to connect the cam as well. I have a 12V/24V power supply here to handle lighting, so I just need to hook up the camera.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!