How do ArduCam cameras work?
Arduino is a microcomputer, characterized by great flexibility. A simple robot can be created using it, as well as an advanced system to control intelligent lighting and environmental parameters. The board can also be additionally equipped with a camera, designed and created especially for Arduino. You can opt for a camera with resolution from 0.3MPx up to 10MPx. With this camera you can not only record a movie, but also take photos and save files to external memory in several formats, such as JPEG, RAW, YUV and RGB. The cameras have a built-in integrated image sensor and SPI interface for communication with Arduino. ArduCam cameras can be combined with each other and thus create more complex and advanced projects. You can connect them all to a single Arduino board, but not only. These are peripheral devices, compatible with systems with SPI, GPIO or I2C interfaces, so you can use them also with Raspberry Pi. ArduCam cameras offer a very detailed image. It is due to the global shutter type. It scans all pixels of the image that is covered by the lens. They are thus exposed in parallel.
ArduCam cameras are characterized by small sizes, but the photos and videos produced by them are of high quality and very well reflect the natural and authentic image. Combining the cameras increases the possibilities of their use, which makes them applicable in both simple and more complicated projects.
Using cameras for Arduino. Where could you use them?
Arduino cameras are especially recommended for those who plan to build remote monitoring system. They work very well in the Internet of things, the IoT area. By joining them with each other, we will create a system for nature macrophotography. This way we will be able to photograph the object from different angles at one moment. It is important, however, that the camera is stable, so we can avoid moving the camera, which results in blurring the image. ArduCam cameras also cooperate with many other platforms, based on AVR microcontrollers, as well as ARM, DSP and FPGA. The image from the camera will be transmitted via wireless network if you connect the platform with ESP8266 chip.
Check our offer of cameras dedicated to Arduino. They are an alternative to expensive devices for recording videos and taking pictures. They are perfect for monitoring systems, but also for macrophotography. They are small in size and provide relatively high resolution. The produced image is detailed and clear, which is due to the global shutter type. Remember that ArduCam cameras can also be used with other microcontrollers.