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Offline Iron ManTopic starter

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You're Favorite Camera
« on: September 13, 2008, 06:07:34 PM »
Hey guys,
I'm doing some research for my team on cameras for our robot. I've already done some indepth looks at the CMUcam and the blackfin cam. I was wondering if you guys could suggest any other cameras that you know of. The reason i ask is because i respect your guy's opinion over google.

Just a few requirements, needs to have a fairly low resolution and and able to handle being in the sunlight.

thanks for the recs.

 

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Re: You're Favorite Camera
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 07:22:28 AM »
nothing?

no one has a single rec?

Well then I guess i'll give you what i've found so far and see what you think of each one.

CMUcamIII- all the great image processing of CMUcam2 *ie. histogram, differencing, etc.* mixed with the ability to load your own algorithm on the processor. Tons of previous usage by other teams, wide amounts of support. inter changeable lens. ARM7 processor

Blackfin SR-1 - CMUcam on crack, just like give it a 500mhz processor and the ability to go stereo scopic and you have the blackfin. Also has properties of being a control board instead of just being a camera.

NXTcam- great for using with lego mindstorms NXT, might have to do some hacking to get to operate with anything, on board processor, line tracking, 8 color object tracking.

POB - CMUcamIII with the ability to recognize patterns out of the box.

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Re: You're Favorite Camera
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 11:03:23 AM »

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Re: You're Favorite Camera
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 11:21:21 AM »
I posted a thread about this too

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=5064.0

I dont even really know what to look for in technical specs, but could you include the AVRcam in your "consumer report" ?

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Re: You're Favorite Camera
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008, 07:46:54 AM »
mmm thanks for the reminder on that one admin, i forgot about that , i read it a really long time ago.

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Re: You're Favorite Camera
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008, 07:49:37 AM »
ya pomp rocker i'll throw the avr in there too. I'll post my notes soon. Definitely by the end of the week.

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Re: You're Favorite Camera
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2008, 08:06:26 AM »
Admin, do you know if the AVRcam has the same blue light shut down as you experienced with the CMUcam?

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Re: You're Favorite Camera
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2008, 08:12:52 AM »
Nope I've never tried. I highly doubt it though, I'm fairly sure its just the CMUcam1 firmware.

If it was the hardware (they all use the same camera part), other people surely would have noticed . . .

 


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