Posted in March 2015

Mug shots

Mug shots

Since I am using a 3 Mbits FIFO to capture the image I am limited to 512 x 378 pixels maximum for raw images. I can play with the size (e.g.: 640 x 307, 600 x 327, etc), however, to keep the 4:3 ratio I will stick with 512 x 378. I manage to take … Continue reading

Capturing pictures

Capturing pictures

The new boards are working fine so far. I managed to get the micro SD card support and works fine. I am still trying to sort out some issues but looks quite promising. First tests are done using .bmp format and trying to capture 8 bits/pixel (grayscale) and 16 bits/pixel (RGB). Those images are coming … Continue reading

CTS upgrades

CTS upgrades

I am trying to add more features to the existing CTS boards. Some of the requirements I had so far were related to streaming and ability to save the images to a card. The new CTS board with OV2640 attached.  While working on some simple compression solutions I was also looking to add uSD support … Continue reading

SumoBot – new platform

SumoBot – new platform

For last month I was actively working on few prototypes. One of them is the SumoBot. Is actually a all-on-board bot using the 22T tracks from Pololu and their metal-motor-gears. Slightly smaller than 90 x 90 mm, is equipped with Accelerometer and Gyro (MPU-6050), motor controller (MCPWM), quadrature encoders, EEPROM to save the settings, WiFi for real-time … Continue reading