Micro 2.4ghz camera implementation
April 23, 2012
Hey everybody, long time no see. I'm not gonna waste any of your time and just cut to the chase. I want to buy a wireless camera to play with face, hand or whatever recognition.
Since most of the controllers do not have enough guts to deal with that kind of stuff I was thinking of buying a separate wireless camera (for example) to use (instead of, for instance, serial camera). So basically I would use xbee-xbee to talk with the arduino (the brain behind the robot) and wireless cam to transmit video feedback to pc software separately (almost 99% sure it's gonna be in Processing).
Now this is where I got stuck. Does anybody know how hard it is to implement such video into a program? By that I mean if there's any libraries for that or does computer recognise the wireless camera as a webcam and I could just access it through a com port?
Any info regarding those cams would be brilliant. If you have any other cams to recommend it would be great too, but I am looking for something up to 20-30 pounds in total, thus I can't really afford anything fancy.
Also, I am aware of the fact that both, xbee's and that camera operate in the same frequency and I might get interference, but let's just leave that for later.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. I've finally moved from Picaxe to Arduino. It is AWESOME! And not that more difficult in the aspect of programming language. I would even say it's easier in a way. Hip hip hooray!