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Foot in the RedBox Door

Looks like the RedBox firm are opening the door for Parallax Propeller ........ Good news indeed....

This is the latest visual imaging processing board from our redbox firm..

The Best Quote @2:30 :-  " its actualy acting as a stand alone board , its not connected to an arduino as you can tell"

....G shouts "Awsome" .... but.... i think the header pins are a bit out of place though !!!......

 

Features:

  • Fully open source and re-programmable using the Propeller Tool
  • VGA resolution (640x480) RGB565/YUV655 color sensor
    • Image processing rate of 30 frames per second
    • Raw image dumps over serial or to flash card
      • (640:320:160:80)x(480:240:120:60) image resolution
      • RGB565/YUV655 color space
  • Onboard Image Processing (QQVGA 160x120)
    • Track user defined color blobs in the RGB/YUV color space
    • Mean, median, mode and standard deviation data collection – sampled from a 40x120 resolution
    • Segmented (thresholded) image capture for tracking visualization (over serial or to flash card)
      • 80x60 image resolution
      • Monochrome color space
    • Histogram generation (up to 128 Bins) – sampled from a 40x120 resolution
    • Arbitrary image clipping (windowing)
  • µSD/µSDHC flash card slot with FAT16/32 full file system driver support
    • w/ Directory and File manipulation
  • I/O Interfaces
    • Two-port servo controller (pan and tilt w/ 1us resolution at a 50 Hz refresh rate)
      • Pan and/or Tilt servo channels can be configured as GPIOs
    • Indicator user controllable LED (red) and power LED (green)
    • TTL UART (up to 250,000 baud – 19,200 baud by default)
  • Monochrome baseband analog video output (NTSC/PAL) of 160x120 resolution for tracking visualization (segmented (thresholded) image w/ color centroid and bounding box overlay at 30 FPS)
  • CMUcam4 GUI for viewing images on the PC