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How to write on a camera device

I am trying to use a USB camera which is made with a CMOS sensor, there are some parameters that can be set for the camera as gain and some others, the problem is talk with the sensor (APTINA MT9P031) ...
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Arduino Link with Arduino Yun Rev 2 (new model)

I'd like to preface this question with that I have no Arduino board experience; the ability to do it with Mathematica gives me the courage (/patience) to attempt it. While I'm trying to ask a pointed ...
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Automated Phone Attendant with Mathematica [closed]

I'm considering using an old notebook with a built-in modem as an automated attendant. Basically, it would have the following functionalities: static menu pre-recorded messages caller interaction via ...
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Lego EV3 <-> Wolfram Language

Does anyone know a source for a tutorial how to control a LEGO EV3 with WL? Thank you, JJJ
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When does a good graphics card help in Mathematica

I've got an NVIDIA GTX 960 and 32G RAM on my desktop. I was just wondering if it really does any benifit to the usage of Mathematica compared with some integrated card in high-end intel chips. I ...
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13“ versus 15” MacBook Pro for Mathematica

Related question: Does Mathematica work on 2016 MacBook Pros? I am trying to figure out whether it would be a wiser decision to run Mathematica on a pricey 15" MacBook Pro or on a 13" MacBook Pro. ...
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NetTrain with External GPU?

I'd like to use the new Neural Networks functionalities in v11 on my Macbook Pro, unfortunately, most macs do not have the supported Nvidia cards. However, there is the option for using an external E-...
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How to read raw mouse data in v.7 (time-tagged relative position at highest rate and resolution)?

I would like to use the innards of an optical mouse (Microsoft BlueTrack) to sense the surface velocity of an arbitrarily-rotating sphere by feeding the x and y relative position changes (along with ...
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Send serial input to Arduino Meta2560 board

DeviceOpen ["Serial", {"/dev/cu.usbmodem1461", "BaudRate" -> 9600}] DeviceWriteBuffer[serial, {3}] Used the above code in an attempt to send {3} to Arduino ...
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How to use the various pins of Arduino Mega 2560 while Mathematica identifies it as Uno Board?

I was trying to connect Arduino Mega 2560 to Mathematica for a Hardware in the loop simulation. I needed to output 12 variables from Mathematica on 12 PWM Arduino Channels. but an Uno Board does not ...
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Will Mathematica support the Touch Bar on the Macbook Pro? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a new Macbook Pro sometime this year (2017), perhaps with Touch Bar. Does Wolfram plan to support it? Occurs to me that Mathematica's interactive and predictive notebook-...
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3D Graphics causing artifacting and crashes

An atomic orbital demonstration (found here) using DensityPlot3D in Mathematica 11 on MacOS has been causing serious graphical artifacting and crashes. ...
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Mathematica connection to Arduino *Micro*…any idea how to set DTR high?

According to my experience and to various information, such as http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=310096.0 https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21887615/can-not-view-serial-data-on-arduino-...
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Does ParallelTable work with Co-Processors?

I have programs which can not use CUDA (graphic cards), but can run perfectly in parallel using ParallelTable (mainly symbolic transformations). Now I wonder, ...
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Does Mathematica need more memory or more cores in order to perform faster?

To qualify the question with an example, consider the problem of generating the power set of a set of integers (or some subset of that set). For example, consider the set of integers from 1 up to 30 ...
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Workstation specification for Mathematica programming [closed]

I'm interested in buying a new workstation for my lab and in the process I encountered a lot of options which some I did not fully understand. The main function this workstation is for numerical ...
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Trouble interfacing hardware and reading data from a serial port with Mathematica

I am trying to communicate with a device using a serial port to usb connection. I am using the following code: ...
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Mathematica 10.X benchmark report for high-end surface pro 4/surface book?

Recently, I am seriously considering purchasing the high-end surface device (with intel i7 and maximal RAM). Mathematica will be one of the main applications. Since it is not a full or traditional ...
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What CPU instruction set extensions does Mathematica support?

Most CPUs in desktops and laptops nowadays are backwards compatible with the x86-64 instruction sets. But newer CPUs also have additional instruction set extensions like AVX 2, FMA3, and BMI/BMI2 ...
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Direct Pressure Data Acquisition with Mathematica and Arduino

Mathematica can upload code to the Arduino and read/write values to pins, execute commands, etc. Im trying to use this to do Direct Data Acquisition with a pressure sensor. Here is the link to the ...
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Serial interface RS232 control

I am using Mathematica 10.3 and Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit. I would like to test a stepper motor by simply sending strings over the serial interface. Is the code below the right way to open the serial ...
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Mathematica Arduino Link [closed]

Has anyone successfully used Arduino Link package to generate code and communicate with the Arduino with Mathematica? I have tried using it but I get "Failed to upload sketch" when I try to connect ...
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How to obtain the computer's hard drive serial number, BIOS ID, CPU number, MAC and so on use Mathematica?

I want to packed my program use RSA algorithm. Of course, $MachineID can be used but I want to make it safer. Can Mathematica obtain the computer's hard drive ...
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Interfacing Red Pitaya board with Mathematica

[EDIT:July 1st 2016]. I finally did the job by myself and built a (JLink based and limited) redpitaya package that is enough to play with the examples showed on the redpitaya site. I presented it at: ...
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Difference between the CLI and the GUI version of Mathematica [closed]

I have been trying to find out how much faster Mathematica is in CLI than in GUI, and with lack of success in finding any information about it, I decided to crowdsource my quest for this piece of ...
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Open LabView's TDMS file?

How to open the National Instruments LabView TDMS files? Has anyone developed a library or code for easily importing these? National Instruments provide a DLL and specification for the format. There ...
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Connect to USB Serial Converter

(I'm using Windows 7 & Mathematica 10) I have a sensor with RS232 serial interface. The sensor came with a RS232-to-USB converter and corresponding driver & software for data transportation. ...
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Can Mathematica poll the dimensions of the individual monitors of its host computer?

The command SystemInformation["Devices", "ScreenInformation"] returns the screen area in the monitors connected to its host computer: ...
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Buying a new computer (specifically for Mathematica)

My current computer is a MacBook Air, the mid-2011 version: 4 GB RAM, 1.7 GHz Intel dual core. It runs Mathematica 9 smoothly, but a bit too slowly for my taste. I use Mathematica almost exclusively ...
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Connecting to LeapMotion

Thanks to those who helped me with my previous question. I will help others too where I can. In the meantime I have a general question whether anyone has had success connecting Mathematica to the ...
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Manage a network of Arduinos using Mathematica and xbee

I'm trying to take 5 analog reads from two or more Arduinos at different times. So to do that my listening port via xbee is COM8, then I start a ...
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Hardware required to perform large symbolic calculations

I'm choosing components to set up a pc aimed to run large symbolic computations in Mathematica 9.0 under Windows 7 64 Bit Pro. I have a limited budget therefore I'm considering this system: Mother ...
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Using data from multiple cameras

ImageCapture[] has an option Device-> for specifying which camera to use, but ...
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Hardware Performance Metrics for Mathematica

Dear Mathematica users I am looking into buying a new computer and Mathematica is one of the main applications I run. To help me assess the overwhelming welter of choice out there: I'd like to know ...
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Interfacing with a LabJack

I have a LabJack U3-HV and I wanted to use it with Mathematica to interface some hardware. I cannot find any information on the Internet; if I have to use Python, I will, but I would rather use ...
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Crash when displaying / rasterizing graphics with textures at high resolutions

CAUTION/Disclaimer: execution of some of the code below can result in a complete crash of Mathematica or even your system. Save all your work and do not try in a productive situation. For a graphical ...
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Kinect on Mathematica

I saw on the internet a lot of nice experiments with Microsoft Kinect. I just bought one and would like to know if someone here has been able to use it with Mathematica. The main idea is to been able ...
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Is there a way to convert mathematica code to OpenMP or OpenACC?

I see that Mathematica has limited support for things like OpenCL and CUDA, but what about other standards like OpenMP or OpenACC?
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Release the web camera after using CurrentImage[]

CurrentImage[] will capture an image from the webcam. It is even possible to create a live video in the notebook using ...
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Transparent textures don't show

EDIT For now, I'm going to accept Brett's answer. It's a way to get transparency back by having 3D calculations done in software instead of hardware. It addresses the symptoms but not the causes. ...