Wiring

Off-Robot Wiring

After imaging your coprocessor, run an ethernet cable from your coprocessor to your computer/router (router is recommended) and power on your coprocessor by plugging it into the wall.

Note

When using PhotonVision off robot, try to plug the coprocessor into a physical router if you can. Windows and other OS are known to be buggy networking wise when a coprocessor is directly plugged in.

On-Robot Wiring

Note

We recommend users use the SnakeEyes Pi Hat as it provides passive power over ethernet (POE) and other useful features to simplify wiring and make your life easier.

Coprocessor without Passive POE

1a. Option 1: Get a micro USB (may be USB-C if using a newer Pi) to USB-A cable and plug the USB A side into a regulator like this. Then, wire the regulator into your PDP/PDB and the Micro USB / USB C into your coprocessor.

1b. Option 2: Use a USB power bank to power your coprocessor. There are rules that regulate the usage of power banks so ensure that you aren’t breaking them, more information can be found here.

  1. Run an ethernet cable from your Pi to your network switch / radio (we STRONGLY recommend the usage of a network switch, see the networking section for more info.)


Once you have wired your coprocessor, you are now ready to install PhotonVision.