New lower price for Axon II ($78) and Axon Mote ($58).
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The Axon does not have enough processing power to deal with video.There are two ways of getting video into a PC:1) Use a webcam and a single-board computer, like the Raspberry Pi, to turn the webcam into compressed video, and send the compressed video over WiFi.2) Use an analog camera and analog "FPV" transmitter to turn the video into analog radio; then use an analog radio receiver and a analog video capture device to digitize the video on the receiving (PC) end.Option 1) would probably cost you about $75 for RPi + WiFi adapter + webcam. Option 2) would probably cost you about $100 for camera + transmitter + receiver + digitizer, and would get you better range without needing any WiFi infrastructure.Btw: The FPV solutions are not "overpriced" -- they are priced at the cost of manufacture and sale of the components involved. If you don't want to pay the price, then that's how the market works, but that doesn't make them "overpriced."
Why is other equipment needed?
Can't the video be converted to digital chunks of data
combine telemetry and video data into a string of bits.
this new combined chunk, be converted to analog
On receival, the analog signal gets converted back to digital,
take separate those chunks into video and data?
QuoteWhy is other equipment needed?Because the Orangutan, or other AVR-based microcontrollers, don't have the bandwidth to do that.QuoteCan't the video be converted to digital chunks of dataThis requires significantly higher bandwidth in the ADC than the AVR has.Quotecombine telemetry and video data into a string of bits.This requires more processing power than the AVR has.Quotethis new combined chunk, be converted to analogThis requires a much faster DAC than can be built out of PWM and RC filters on the AVR output pins.QuoteOn receival, the analog signal gets converted back to digital,Again, needs fast ADC.Quotetake separate those chunks into video and data?Again, needs faster processing.
Ah, it goes up to 10KM only. I need around 40KM.