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Taking a picture from the camera

Taking a snapshot from the camera requires working with the MCC program from the Software section and performing some sequence of actions described below.

Screenshots and the described path in the instructions are presented for Windows 7. In Windows 8 and 10, the names of the tabs may differ.

Camera Connection

  • Connect the camera with a special cable dad-dad to the BUD.

You can read about how to assemble a train Cable network.

Connecting the RF transmitter

  • Connect the RF transmitter to the OrbiKraft kit network
When the RF channel is working, the RF transmitter LED emits a light signal, and the sensor on the RF receiver detects it.

Real HF channel on spacecraft does not use light signals, but operates on the basis of high-frequency radio communications. In the Orbicraft, pictures are transferred using simulators RF receiver and RF transmitter, and in fact, the picture is transmitted via Wi-Fi channel between the control center and the FTP server that is automatically deployed on a personal computer when the MCC start. This approach allows you to demonstrate some “visibility” of processes.
The RF receiver can be connected to the user's computer using the USB adapter included in the kit. While working with the globe, RF receivers embedded in the globe can be used.
It is necessary to have an RF transmitter in the network of the designer to transmit the picture. It is not necessary to use the RF receiver to receive a snapshot, since the snapshot must be transmitted and appear in the MCC window without it. In the event that the transfer of a snapshot occurred when the RF receiver was present and the sensor of the RF transmitter flashed within the visibility range of its sensor, then a message will appear below the photo stating that the snapshot was transmitted via the RF channel.

Setting a static IP address

  • Go to Control Panel Network and Internet Network and Sharing Center

 Network and Sharing Center

  • Click Wireless Network Connection

 Wireless network connection

  • Click Properties


  • Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

 Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

  • In the window that opens, tick the box Use the following IP address:
  • Enter IP address
  • Click on the empty columns of the item Subnet mask , the address will automatically appear in them
  • Click OK
After you finish working with the designer, you need to change the settings back to “Obtain an IP address automatically.” Otherwise, the standard Wi-Fi connection will not work.

Disable Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall can block the transfer of images over the Wi-Fi channel, so you need to disable it.

  • Click Control Panel Windows Firewall

 Windows Firewall

  • Click Advanced Options

 Advanced Options

  • Click Windows Firewall Properties

 Windows Firewall Properties

  • A window will open containing 4 tabs. In the drop-down list of the tab Domain profile in the field Firewall status change the state Enable to Disable , repeat the same in the tabs Private profile and General profile * *. <note important> You can restore the protection of your computer after you finish working with the designer by returning to the Windows Firewall window and clicking the Restore Recommended Settings button. </note> ====Run MCC==== <note important> When the MCC starts, the FTP server automatically starts up in the background. In fact, it is he who takes the picture from the camera. Only one FTP server should work at the same time to receive the snapshot correctly.

    If you have already started the MCC ( Ground Control.exe ), then make sure that only one process is running in the task manager.
    ftpdmin. Нажмите одновременно на клавиатуре Ctrl+Alt+DeleteДиспечер задач (Task Manager) → Вкладка Процессы.

    The figure below shows an example when several such processes are running. This is wrong and you need to disable all processes.
    ftpdmin (selecting a process and pressing the button Remove the task ), and then restart the MCC. </note>  Свойства Брандмауэра Windows ====Run the program==== * Run the program to capture and transfer images You can read about how to create and run a program in the section Lesson_01 The test program, which is presented in section Камера ДЗЗ, take ten snapshots in a row and transfer them to the user's computer. In this program ЦУП (Ground Control.exe), launched on the user's computer, the received data will be displayed in the area to the right of the map in place of the SPUTNIX company logo. <note tip> The resulting photos are in the FTP folder, which is automatically created in the Ground_Control folder, from which the program Ground Control.exe is launched. Files can be in the catched and missed folders, depending on the signal hitting the RF transmitter: if the signal is received, the data is written to the catched folder (received), in the case of a weak signal or his absence files are considered lost and are recorded in the folder missed ** (skipped).


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