The OpenMV camera module will be the lowest cost, most hackable machine vision platform out there, because Ibrahim, the creator, and I want to change the nature of hobby and educational robotics. We value your feedback and suggestions* as we gear up for a Kickstarter campaign.
- Possibly as low as half the cost of the Pixy in sufficient volume;
- Scriptable in Micro Python;
- 25fps face tracking, 60fps blob tracking;
- Viola-Jones object detection;
- Loads OpenCV cascades from microSD;
- The current version measures only 1.0" x 1.3";
- Compatible with OmniVision 0.3MP OV7660, 1.3MP OV9650/OV9655, or 2MP JPEG OV2640;
- STM32F407 MCU now; considering faster STM32F429;
- Exposes SPI, I2C, and UART pins, can run SPI with I2C or UART;
- Programming header exposed;
- Python scripts load off the microSD card;
We want OpenMV to become the Arduino of machine vision, bringing eyes to more robots and simplified tools to more hobbyists and students to easily achieve incredible things with their creations.
Imagine the possibilities. How about a bathroom mirror and light that turns on when you look into the mirror? Or a doorbell that rings itself when someone shows up at the door. Or detect and avoid Sparkfun AVC barrels. Use two OpenMVs for depth perception. What about some kind of sight-based UAV position reference with color ground markers?
Here's a video of the face tracking:
The camera can detect minions. :)
Here's the Python IDE, with frame buffer capture, tracking a red ball in just a few lines of Python:
*We'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this module. Please post your comments/thoughts here.
Or, if you want to contribute to the think tank, join the google group [here]