Posted in November 2013

New CTS Client on Windows

New CTS Client on Windows

I tried the new CTS client on Windows and is working. Of course it looks horrible and I had to do a bit of adjustments, but the functionality is working! I know Java is multi-platform and so on, but I am still impressed. One downside beside graphic part is that is not that stable dealing … Continue reading

Home-made digital camera (updates)

Home-made digital camera (updates)

I didn’t have time to update this thread as I was busy with something else. Anyway, after several tests I realised that the only way to be able to capture a picture and write it to the SD card without loosing data is not possible directly with CTS module unless using a large buffer, which … Continue reading

New CTS Client

New CTS Client

I’m doing some changes lately on my CTS board firmware and I started by cleaning up and rewriting some parts of the code. Got rid of some unused code and the “windowed” mode and managed to shrink entire code by 10% even after adding some features. Anyway, since one of the new feature is to … Continue reading

4WD platform

4WD platform

Few months back I was working on a “table-top” robotic platform and I posted some stuff about various parts of the project. Never posted a picture on how actually looks…   I started this project as I always wanted to have a compact development platform that I can use to test or develop new features … Continue reading

Using PROCESSING

OK, I’m not expert but seems this may help some people, so here we go… Bellow is a short program using PROCESSING to capture a frame over serial port from CTS and display it. One can add some real image processing once data captured or can just use it the way it is. In this … Continue reading

LPC1768 Mini-DK (SPI LCD)

LPC1768 Mini-DK (SPI LCD)

While waiting for the parallel LCD to be delivered, took some short video with LPC1768 Mini-DK board running as “picture frame”. I am using FatFS library to manipulate the files, wrote a small piece of code to read and display the BMP, doing autorotation and resizing to fit the pictures properly on the screen. Since … Continue reading

Home-made digital camera (cont)

Last night managed to stay late and do a bit of work. I coded a couple of functions to send the configuration commands to the CTS module (e.g.: AWB, contrast, brightness, gamma, saturation, resolution) which was the easy part. Then got the image streaming part working fine (if my scope works fine is 25 FPS … Continue reading

Home-made digital camera, streaming

Home-made digital camera, streaming

Second day on the job and already seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I finished the menu part, got the UART working at 921600 bauds and got the streaming working pretty smooth. Once I’ll finish all my wrapper functions to control the CTS board will then start working on the storage part. … Continue reading

LPC1768 Mini-DK development board

A year ago I’ve got one of these LPC1768 Mini-DK boards thinking to play a bit with it, maybe attach it a camera, etc. Only few days back I actually started to use it, unfortunately I bought the SPI version with ILI9320 chip which makes it pretty useless for any fast image manipulation. To make … Continue reading