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A Preview on the NerdConv1

Today my wife went to the cinema with my kids and I took the resulting moment of quietness at home to build up two new NerdCam1 modules. I wanted to have them ready as the new base PCB for the NerdConv1 - my new video side-by-side converter - is approaching.

The two new cams with customized optics and spacers for firm attachment

NerdCam1 - Something I have been waiting for...

With this post I would like to introduce to you my latest creation - the NerdCam1. You might wonder why to take the risk to self-develop a CMOS-camera module when there are plenty of other commercial modules available, with a wide price range, with different features, in small sizes. The point is, I personally did not find a commercial and affordable board camera module that fits all my needs for stereoscopic vision, where camera synchronization is a big issue among other aspects like a documented I2C-interface.

Seeking knowledge to hack a cheap and small CMOS video camera

Has anyone happened to use something like the following cheap cameras with a microcontroller?  I'm interested in interfacing a camera with an STM32 ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller to record pictures or video, or to stream to an embedded display or wireless link (for example via an RN-171 WiFi module).

How to synchronise two CMOS Camera Modules for Stereo Vision

It has been a while since my last posting on this topic. In the meantime I made significant progress as you can see here:

Atmega + camera.

I have thought about atmega + camera idea too, but for use on atmega not sending. I looked at CMUcam but it wasn't so low-cost as it was advertised (100$ it too much). I found http://www.robotshop.us/sfe-cmos-camera-640-480.html . It seems cheap, microcontroller friendly and so on. Only problems are - SMD connections, killer programming and impossible debuging.


So, all thoughts and good links are welcome.

help with vga wireless


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 :

maplin cmos camera