Arducam Pico4ML Board – TinyML on Raspberry Pi RP2040 with QVGA Camera & Display

Arducam Pico4ML

A few months ago, ArduCAM demonstrated person detection on Raspberry Pi Pico with Arducam camera using TensorFlow Lite, and later we noted more work was being performed to bring machine learning to RP2040 platforms, notably with the development of Arducam Pico4ML board with a built-in camera and display. At the time, i..e last month, all we had were some renders of the board, but now Arducam Pico4ML pre-orders have launched for $49.99 on UCTRONICS and Tindie stores. Shipping is scheduled to start at the end of the month, so let’s have a closer look. Arducam Pico4ML TinyML devkit specifications: Microcontroller – Raspberry Pi RP2040 dual-core Cortex-M0+ MCU with 264 KB of embedded SRAM Storage – 2MB SPI flash Display – 0.96-inch LCD SPI Display (ST7735) with 160 x 80 resolution Camera – HiMax HM01B0 QVGA camera (320×240 @ 60fps) Audio – Built-in microphone Sensor – IDK ICM-20948 9-axis IMU (gyroscope, accelerometer, compass) Expansion – 2x 20-pin headers that follows Raspberry […]

Eyecam open-source webcam will make you feel spied on

Eyecam eye-shaped webcam

Most people will use webcams connected to a computer or integrated into a laptop without thinking about the possibility of being spied on, but Eyecam will certainly raise awareness and make you feel like somebody is truly watching. The open-source webcam is shaped like a human eye and acts like one thanks to a Raspberry Pi camera and an Arduino board controlling six servos for eyeball, eyelids, and eyebrows movements. The project was conducted at Saarland University in Germany, and Eyecam looks amazingly realistic – and creepy – with the eyeball and eyelids moving, especially when face tracking is enabled, and expressions are possible with servos controlling the eyebrows. The webcam is comprised of 3D printed parts, a Raspberry Pi camera connect to Raspberry Pi Zero recognized as a USB webcam from the host, and an Arduino Leonardo Pro Micro to control the 6 servo motors. On the software side, an Arduino sketch controls the servos, Raspberry Pi OS Linux […]

Edge AI and robotics embedded computers feature NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX module

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX computers

NVIDIA unveiled a cost-down version of the Jetson TX2 module with the Jetson TX2 NX SO-DIMM system-on-module last month, and AAEON is one of the first companies to have updated some of their products with the new module. AAEON’s BOXER-823x-series of fanless embedded computers feature the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX module, and multiple Ethernet ports, including some PoE capable for the development of edge AI and robotics applications. BOXER-8230AI AI Edge Fanless Embedded Box PC This model offers a mid-range alternative between the Jetson Xavier AGX NX-based BOXER-8250AI embedded box PC and the Jetson Nano-powered BOXER-8220AI mini PC both of which offer the same ports. BOXER-8230AI specifications: SoM (CPU/Memory/Storage) – NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX with dual-core NVIDIA Denver 2 64-Bit CPU and quad-core Arm Cortex-A57 MPCore processor @ up to 2.0 GHz, 256-core NVIDIA Pascal GPU @ up to 1.3 GHz, 4GB LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC flash Storage – MicroSD card slot, SATA III port for 2.5-inch drive (for high version) […]

GMSL2 camera kit supports 15-meter long cables, up to six cameras with NVIDIA Jetson Xavier AGX

6x gmsl2 cameras nvidia agx xavier devkit

We’ve recently seen it’s possible to use a long cable with the Raspberry Pi camera thanks to THine camera extension kit that works with 20-meter LAN cables using V-by-One HS technology. e-con Systems has now launched a similar solution for NVIDIA Jetson Xavier AGX, one of the most powerful Arm devkits available in 2021, with NileCAM21 Full HD GMSL2 HDR Camera that supports up to 15-meter long cable as well as LFM (LED Flickering Mitigation) technology. NileCAM21 camera features and specifications: Based on OnSemi AR0233 Full HD camera module with S-mount interchangeable lens holder Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link 2 (GMSL2) interface with FAKRA connector Shielded coaxial cable for transmission of power and data over long distances (up to 15m) High Dynamic Range (HDR) with LED Flickering Mitigation (LFM) Supported resolutions and max frame rates for uncompressed UYVY streaming VGA (640 x 480) up to 60 fps qHD (960 x 540) up to 58 fps HD (1280 x 720) up to […]

Geniatech DB1126 development board features RV1126 SoC for AI applications

DB1126 Development Board

Since the release of Rockchip RV1126 SoC, we have covered the detailed specifications on the chip and the RV1126-based Firefly dual-lens AI camera module. To take advantage of hybrid MCU cores from ARM and RISC-V, Geniatech has announced the DB1126 development board, a new addition to their long list of ARM Embedded developer boards designed to tackle any task requiring artificial intelligence. The new Developer Board 1126 development board gets its name from Rockchip RV1126 SoC with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 and RISC-V MCU and a neural network acceleration with performance up to 2.0 TOPS that support INT8/ INT16. As the company says, “DB1126 is a high-performance, versatile, high-computing (2TOPS) general-purpose, intelligent integrated carrier board + core board.” The board is not just a simple development board but also a carrier board with a core board connected via a board-to-board (BTB) double groove connection. Geniatech has provided the DB1126 development board with 256MB RAM, which may be limited, but has […]

Annke CZ400 AI security camera reviewed with basic and smart events

Annke CZ400 ceiling installation

At the beginning of this month, I started the review of Annke CZ400 AI security camera by listing specifications, unboxing the device, and doing a partial teardown, notably to install a MicroSD card. In theory, the camera comes with more advanced AI features than Reolink RLC-810A 4K CCTV camera that only supports people and vehicle detection, as the Annke security camera can handle face detection, line crossing, unattended baggage detection, and other smart event detections. So let’s see how it performs Annke CZ400 installation The first challenge was the installation, as I told the company I would not be willing to install the camera on the ceiling since I’m renting, and preferred wall-mounting. after checking the user manual that included a wall mount, I decided to go ahead, and get the review unit. But sadly, the wall mount is not included in the package, and Annke even told me they have no plans to sell it, instead, inviting me to […]

Camera equipped Android TV 10 box supports Tiktok, video calls via Google Duo

MECOOL Now

Five or six years ago we started to see Android TV boxes with a built-in camera meant to be placed on the top of TVs, and used with Skype to Google Hangout for video calls, besides the usual video streaming features of TV boxes. The concept never really took off, as few people were interested in making video calls via a big screen TV. But with the lockdowns in the last year, there may be renewed demand as more people are stuck at home, and MECOOL Now, a Google certified video calling & media streaming device aims to fill that void, and it can also be used for business needs, for example in a conference room when connected to a video projector. MECOOL Now specifications: SoC – Amlogic S905X4 quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor with Arm Mali-G31 MP2 GPU System Memory – 2GB LPDDR4 Storage – 16GB eMMC flash Video Output – HDMI 2.1 up to 4Kp60 with HDCP 2.2 support […]

THine Raspberry Pi camera extension kit works with 20-meter LAN cables

Raspberry Pi Camera 20-meter cable

Most applications using Raspberry Pi camera are perfectly happy to rely on the FPC flat cable connecting the Pi camera to a Raspberry Pi SBC. But for some use cases, the board and camera may have to be separated by some distance, for example, if you’d like to keep the single board computer indoor, while the camera is housed in a waterproof enclosure outside. THine Solutions has designed a cable extension kit for the Raspberry Pi camera exactly for this purpose. The kit comes with Rx and Tx boards to be connected to the board and camera respectively., as well as a 2-meter CAT5e LAN cable, but the company says the solution supports up to 20-meter Ethernet cables. THine camera extension kit content and key features: Supported cameras – Raspberry Pi camera V1.3 (for certain modes only), Raspberry Pi camera V2, and Raspberry Pi HQ camera Tx Board – Transmitter Board with THine THCV241A MIPI CSI-2 to V-by-One HS Serializer […]