IoT Platform with ESP32
If you are interested in maker boards and IoT projects, you must have heard of ESP platforms such as the ESP-32 series. Considering the Wifi and Bluetooth features integrated, it is really an extremely cheap and cool gadget.
Cost-effective IoT Solution with Arduino
Arduino, on the other hand, is another widely used cost-effective open-source development platform for embedded and IoT applications. One thing we love about the Arduino platform is its IDE (Integrated Development Environment), which is extremely friendly to all users, including the new starters. Since both the Arduino and ESP32 are fantastic platforms, can we figure out a way to take advantages of them both?
Arducam IoTai – ESP32 based UNO board with camera support
Arducam ESP32 UNO PSRAM (Arducam IoTai) is an upgrade to its predecessor ESP32 UNO board. It’s a solution to IoT (Internet of Things) and simple AI (Artificial Intelligence) applications based on ESP-32. This board incorporates an external 4MByte PSRAM that enlarges the RAM space and makes image capture and processing possible. The camera interface now can directly connect most of the parallel port cameras without additional hardware, like OV2640, OV7670, OV7725, etc., and transfer the image wirelessly to be used.
You can read more details about this maker board on the B0192 product page.
The board is also designed for battery-powered portable devices with its onboard battery charging circuits and supports lithium battery power supply. The SD card slot is an extra add-on for those advanced applications that require larger storage.
Based on open-source face detection and recognition library, it supports face detection and recognition in low frame rate. Its low power feature makes it an ideal solution for home security and IoT camera applications. The Arducam team also provides customized design and manufacture services, contact us for more information.
IoT Camera Module - Multi Camera Array
The Arducam board supports both Arduino IDE and ESP-IDF software development tools, keeps the same form of factors and pinout as the standard Arduino UNO R3 board, and makes the Arduino shields reusable. That also applies to our SPI camera multiplexer shield. You can connect our multi-camera adapter to the Arducam IoTai as you would expect on a UNO board.
Low-Cost Smart Edge AI Camera
The ESP32 processor has dual-core 32bit CPU which can run up to 240MHz with a processing power of 600 DMIPS. It is fast enough to handle some image processing tasks like object detection and tracking, or even AI neuron network recognition like face detection and recognition. We have a video demo where you can see the Arducam IoTai board is running neuron network facial recognition algorithm and sending the result to the web browser through WIFI connection.