I am playing around with webcontrol and I love it so far!
Is there a list of supported or recommended cameras to use? I used an old Microsoft webcam that I had laying around. I had previously used it on my 3d printer before getting an actual Raspberry cam (connects to the camera slot with a ribbon cable on the Pi board). The Microsoft camera worked fine on that system but I needed to mount it differently and the Raspberry camera was more flexible.
When I plugged the Microsoft cam into this Raspberry and viewed it, the entire system slowed down to a crawl! The sled would slow down by at least 75%. As soon I clicked the camera off, the speed would return to normal. The indicated CPU% at the top of the screen is around 75%-80% with the cam on and 30%-40% with it off while cutting.
I took my Pi camera off my printer and tried that. When I click on the camera button now, I am just shown a “broken image” icon. I do not have a video feed and the sled stays at normal speed. The processor % stays the same as well.
Both my router and printer have identical Pi’s on them (3 B+). I rebooted the system every time I made a change to the cameras. I checked all of my camera connections and they were good. I also put the Pi camera back on the printer and it worked without issue. I am going to get another Pi camera to try but did not know if anyone had any other recommendations to try as well.
Thanks in advance!