help with vga wireless
April 14, 2009
Im about to start the next part in my project which is building a wirelss camera to build in my projects. Im starting this with absolutely no idea how it is going to work and if it is going tow work. Im hoping someone here may be able to point me in the right direction. The main idea of this post is for me to share my idea and see if anyone has any constructive input or critisism on it.
The camera i have is :
|Image sensor:||1/4-inch B&W CMOS|
|Effective pixels:||288(H) x 352(V)|
|Resolution:||240 TV lines|
|Shutter speed:||1/50 to 1/6,000|
|Sensitivity:||0.5lux / f1.4|
|Power supply:||DC 9 to 12V (20mA max)|
|Dimensions:||14 x 14 mm (excluding lugs)|
|Depth:||pinhole 14mm; std 22mm|
I think that it outputs a VGA signal. I need to get this onto a board with a processor of some kind, where i can do some basic image processing to control my bot and then to a telemetry module and then on to my pc. From there i will process the image and make my bot do whatever from there.
From what i can gather i need a powerfull mcu to deal with the image stream. My two options are a beagle board and this:
Im sure the atmega32 board will be enough to get a stream going back to my computer but im not sure if it will be enough to do any image processing. If anyone knows or knows how i could find out (other than getting one and trying it, which is the best avenue i can see at the moment) could you let me know.
WHat i would like ideally is for the processor on the bot to be able to do edge and blob detection for navigation. On the stream that goes to my computer i would like to have it do facial and object recognition. Does any one know if this is doable?