Pixy2 CMUcam5

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The Pixy2 CMUcam5 is smaller, faster and more capable than the original Pixy. Like its predecessor, the Pixy2 can learn to detect objects that you teach it, just...
$138.30 AUD, inc GST
$125.73 AUD, exc GST

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The Pixy2 CMUcam5 is much more than a regular camera, it's a vision sensor capable of detecting hundreds of objects at any time. Using the on-board button you can teach the Pixy2 module the profile of an object (up to 7 unique profiles supported), and then detect and track it whilst it's in the view of the camera. It's fast too, processing 60 frames of video per second to make your project see!

  • Tiny, lightweight design - It's quite a small board (around the size of a matchbox) and weighs 10 grams. That means you'll be able to tack it onto an existing project or build one around it.
  • Teach it new objects - Once you have it powered (5-10V depending on your method) you can use the button to teach the Pixy2 a color signature for up to 7 different objects.
  • Color matching and tracking - The color signature is learned and the Pixy2 tries to find it in every frame it sees. If it does find it, it will create a table of objects with an index of where the object is, and then try to match it on every new frame.
  • Color Codes - In addition to signatures, you can use adjacent squares of colors to be recognised as codes, allowing for hundreds of permutations
  • Line Tracking - It's not as glorious as object color signatures, but theres a pretty impressive line following mode that can read lines and signs (small barcodes) to instruct your Pixy2 for intersections and more.
  • Integrated Lighting - There's also a couple of LEDs to provide around 20 lumens of light if it's needed. They actually thought of everything.
  • Microncontroller compatible - It will work with Arduino and other major platforms using the included cable.
  • PixyMon Software - You can install the PixyMon software on Windows/Mac/Linux platforms to develop with the Pixy2 and see what's happening.
  • Pan and Tilt Kit - There's a Pan and Tilt kit (sold seperately) that you can use with the Pixy2 that plugs right into the header onboard. That means your project will be able to keep it's eyes on the prize.

How to setup the Pixy2 CMUcam5 with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other Maker Boards

There are 2 included cables in this package, one is for connecting to the ICSP header on the Arduino and the other is USB for Raspberry Pi and powering the board. It's completely up to you which platform you use, as all are supported.

The team at Pixy have an incredibly comprehensive wiki site setup for the Pixy2 which shows you everything you could ever want to know about integrating a Pixy cam to your project.

Where do you get the software?

All of the software is kept up to date and hosted as part of the Wiki above, but here's a link directly to the downloads page for Pixy2 software.

Includes

  • 1x Pixy2 CMUcam5
  • 1x Pixy IO to Arduino ISP Cable
  • 1x Micro USB Cable
  • 1x Mounting Hardware

Technical Specifications

  • Processor: NXP LPC4330, 204 MHz, dual core
  • Image sensor: Aptina MT9M114, 1296×976 resolution with integrated image flow processor
  • Lens field-of-view: 60 degrees horizontal, 40 degrees vertical
  • Power consumption: 140 mA typical
  • Power input: USB input (5V) or unregulated input (6V to 10V)
  • RAM: 264K bytes
  • Flash: 2M bytes
  • Available data outputs: UART serial, SPI, I2C, USB, digital, analog
  • Integrated light source, approximately 20 lumens
  • Dimensions: 1.5” x 1.65” x 0.6”
  • Weight: 10 grams

Note: The revision 2.3 Pixy2 CMUcam5 has a black shroud whereas the product image is of rev 2.2 which is white.

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