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ARTags (Augmented Reality Tags) are visual markers designed for robust detection by machines.

April Tags Install Instructions

These instructions (from Edwin Olson at the University of Michigan) are for isntalling the April Tags package under Easy Peasy 1.5 on the ASUS netbook, but they should work on most Ubuntu Linux systems.

1. Install necessary packages.

sudo -s
apt-get install git git-core ant libjogl-java libjogl-jni subversion gtk-doc-tools libglib2.0-dev libusb

2. Install libdc1394 (camera support).

cd /usr/local
svn co https://libdc1394.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/libdc1394 libdc1394
cd libdc1394/trunk/libdc1394
autoreconf -i -s
./configure   Make sure you see IIDC-over-USB suppoer: Enabled
make install

3. Install April.

cd /usr/local
git clone git://april.eecs.umich.edu/home/git/april.git
cd april/java
export CLASSPATH=/usr/share/java/jogl.jar:/usr/share/java/gluegen-rt.jar:/usr/local/share/java/lcm.jar:/usr/local/april/java/april.jar