I have a Kickstarter OpenMV Cam 2 (2/9/2016) and after sitting for a few years I am trying to update the firmware using Ubuntu 16.04. I clicked on the “Firmware Version” link at the bottom of the OpenMV IDE (IDE version openmv-ide-linux-x86_64-1.8.1) and the initial attempt didn’t work so I followed the prompts in the subsequent windows. I got to the screen with instructions to add a jumper wire between the BOOT and RST pins and nothing seems to be happening. I found this post: http://forums.openmv.io/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=208 which details for a similar problem so I know the DFU process is very slow but I’ve been waiting for over an hour and nothing is happening. If I click on “OK” I get the message:
“DFU firmware update failed!” “The command “/home/nedhorning/openmvide/share/qtcreator/pydfu/pydfu.py” terminated with exit code 1.”
Next a window with: “PyDFU require the following libraries to be installed:”
“sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0 python-pip
sudo pip install pyusb”
I do have libusb-1.0 installed and ran “sudo pip install pyusb”.
Any thoughts about what I can do. Is the camera board obsolete? I’d like to create a low-power long term time lapse camera and though the OpenMV might be a good choice.
Any feedback is appreciated.