Developers and hobbyists looking to create machine vision project may be interested in a new open source MicroPython powered machine vision camera called the OpenMV Cam H7. New machine vision camera has been specifically designed for low power real-time applications and is now available to back via Kickstarter with earlybird pledges available from just $49 or roughly £37.
If all goes well and the Kickstarter campaign raises the required $50,000 needed to make the jump from concept into production the OpenMV Cam H7 will start shipping to backers during March 2019. “The OpenMV project is about creating low-cost, extensible, Python powered, machine vision modules and aims at becoming the “Arduino of Machine Vision“. Our goal is to bring machine vision algorithms closer to makers and hobbyists. We’ve done the difficult and time-consuming algorithm work for you leaving more time for your creativity!”
The OpenMV Cam H7 (click here for the full specs) is powered by the STM32H743VIT6 microcontroller which features An ARM Cortex-M7 processor running at 400 MHz capable of executing 2 instructions per clock with a double precision FPU, 1MB of onboard RAM with a 64-bit memory bus running at 400 MHz providing 3.2GB/s or memory bandwidth – perfect for a frame buffer, 2MB of onboard FLASH with a 64-bit memory bus running at 400 MHz providing 3.2GB/s or memory bandwidth – perfect for random access colour space conversion lookup tables and a hardware JPEG compressor running at 200 MHz.
“The OpenMV Cam is like an super powerful Arduino with a camera on board that you program in Python. We make it easy to run machine visions algorithms on what the OpenMV Cam sees so you can track colors, detect faces, and more in seconds and then control I/O pins in the real-world.” For more details and full specifications jump over to the official crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.