ArduCAM USB camera shield is a universal camera control board which is designed for PC and embedded system like Raspberry Pi , BeagleBone and etc. It supports almost all the parallel interface image sensors range from 0.3MP ~ 14MP. The highlight of this USB camera shield is that ArduCAM offers a comprehensive SDK library for both Windows and Linux system, and even more the Python library porting is ready to work with OpenCV.
It hides the complex nature of the camera and provides the plug and play USB control interface as well as the ready to use SDK library and demo source code. User can make it works in minutes without writing a line of code. The ArduCAM supports variety camera modules from 0.3MP to 14MP with different format like RAW, RGB, YUV, JPEG.
ArduCAM USB camera shield is another product line compared to the ArduCAM shields that offer SPI interface. The USB camera shield offers speed improved performance than the SPI camera shield. It can run at as high frame rate as the USB2.0 480Mbps bandwidth allows, for instance 640×480(VGA)@60fps or 4384×3228(14MP)@2fps. By using global shutter camera headboard (like MT9V034/AR0134) together with USB camera shield, user can achieve industrial level camera for machine vision on Raspberry pi without effort.
The ArduCAM is straightforward enough that it can be easily used with an PC and other single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi and the Beaglebone. In short, the ArduCAM brings a plug and play solution to digital cameras at the hardware level.
ArduCAM series camera shield is a universal camera control board for Arduino. It hides the complex nature of the camera and provides the easy to use camera control interface as well as the ready to use software source code library and demo code. The ArduCAM supports variety camera modules from 0.3MP to 5MP with different format like RAW, RGB, YUV, JPEG and can be well mated with standard Arduino boards.
ArduCAM Rev.C+ is the latest revision of ArduCAM shields, it offers the improved performance and enhanced functions than the previous revisions. It can capture maxim 5MP JPEG images, which makes it to be the ideal solution for IoT applications.
The ArduCAM is designed for Arduino but not limited to Arduino, it can be used in any platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Maple, Chipkit, Beaglebone black, as long as they have the SPI and I2C interface. User can port the current Arduino library to other platforms with less effort.
Support 0.3MP~5MP camera modules, see Table 1
3.2 inch TFT LCD with touch screen
Build in SD/TF card socket
Support JPEG compression mode, single and multiple shoot mode, one time capture multiple read operation, burst read operation, low power mode and etc.
With the great success of ArduCAM shield Rev.B, we received hundreds of comments and feedbacks from ArduCAM users. The ArduCAM team now released a more powerful ArduCAM shield Rev.C with past few months’ hard work. The new features list as follows: Continue reading “ArduCAM Shield Rev.C Now Released” »
CMOS camera modules are widely used in mobile phones and web cameras, and the price is pretty low when in volume. Therefore it becomes the best choice for embedded applications. However there is barrier in both hardware and software when using camera modules and block the hobbyists off. That why ArduCAM is born. ArduCAM is an open source project for CMOS camera modules, which hide the complexity of capturing high speed high resolution image data stream and provide the source code configuration for camera modules. User can freely control the ArduCAM shield to accomplish their different tasks. The first release of ArduCAM shield target for Arduino and its compatible platforms like Maple, Chipkit. And we plan to move to more powerful platform like Raspberry PI, Beagle board or Pandaboard. Continue reading “Introduction” »
ArduCAM is Arduino based open source camera platform which is well mated to Arduino boards. It now supports Arduino UNO board and we will add support Mega1280/2560 and new released Leonardo, Maple and Chipkit are also in planning.