Posted in: SERVO Blog (08/27 at 08:22 AM)

Kickstarter: Pixy

Kickstarter: Pixy is a fast vision sensor you can quickly “teach” to find objects, and it connects directly to Arduino and other controllers. It's even possible to hook up multiple Pixys to your microcontroller—so if you added 4 Pixys to your robot you would get 360 degrees of sensing! Or use your Pixy without a microcontroller and use the digital or analog outputs to trigger events, switches, servos, etc. All software and firmware is open source and GPL licensed and all hardware is open under the Open Source Hardware License.

Pixy is ready! Get a Kickstarter deal before the project ends!

Technical specs

  •     Processor: NXP  LPC4330, 204 MHz, dual core
  •     Image sensor: Omnivision OV9715, 1/4", 1280x800
  •     Lens field-of-view: 75 degrees horizontal, 47 degrees vertical
  •     Lens type: standard M12 (several different types available)
  •     Power consumption: 140 mA typical
  •     Power input: USB input (5V) or unregulated input (6V to 10V)
  •     RAM: 264K bytes
  •     Flash: 1M bytes
  •     Available data outputs: UART serial, SPI, I2C, USB, digital, analog
  •     Dimensions: 2.1" x 1.75" x 1.4"