After 70 patches Vaibhav and Sergio have the VGA and 3M sensors working in streaming mode. So when you get your xM you attach one of those and you'll see a /dev/videoX node popping up you can use with mplayer, gstreamer, etc.
If you look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/koenkooi/4789780276/ you can see the VGA sensor in action in the TI Northampton office.
And I snuck in a patch to make rtl8192 wifi dongles work as well
So if you have an xM, hop over to narcissus an gen yourself a new rootfs, it wil have the patched kernel inside. If you don't have an xM, but do have a rtl8192 dongle, do the same. If you want to have the patches check the validation repo or have a look at http://cgit.openembedded.org/cgit.cgi/openembedded/commit/?id=a26f3713cbc0d76a87ed2fbb57e62515f0636f76
The patches need some cleanup and squashing, but it's all we have for now, the main focus will be porting them to the MCF and getting them into .37.
Big thanks to Koen for this - I've got a couple of usb/wifi dongles
based on the rtl8188 chip which use this driver.
An interesting side note: on a rev C2 Beagle with a flaky EHCI port
that previously didn't work for more than a few minutes before locking
up, I've got one of these rtl8188 dongles going on 3 days of
continuous reliable operation. A pleasant surprise.
Here is the link to the camera page. Currenlty the VGA and 3MP cameras are all that are working. But all cameras on this page are compatible and should work with a litle software work.
Here is the link to the camera page. Currenlty the VGA and 3MP cameras are
all that are working. But all cameras on this page are compatible and should
work with a litle software work.
That's great - thanks!
I already wanted to order the sensor boards today but upon checkout I
noticed that shipping costs to Europe are very high (actually higher
than the costs of the sensor boards).
Is there any distributor that offers the boards in Europe at more
reasonable shipping costs?
Not that I know of. I suggest that you check with the Leopard Imaging folks and see what they say. How much was the shipping if I might ask?
Not that I know of. I suggest that you check with the Leopard Imaging folks
and see what they say. How much was the shipping if I might ask?
I have the VGA and the 3MP module in my cart.
The sum of the prices for these two boards is 68USD.
The cheapest available shipping option (FedEx International Economy)
place (Austria/Europe) is 96.94USD. To me this seems pretty high
to the price of the product.
To ship to the $28 vga sensor to the Netherlands the options are:
UPS worldwide expedited: $91,65
UPS saver: $94,94
UPS worldwide express: $98,99
Fedex economy: $87,09
Fedex priority: $91,70
And pick it up in California: $8,00
California would be much higher. You would need to buy a roundtrip ticket!
Can they send it regular mail?
I'm just a lurker on the board, but have ordered parts to the East
Coast from Leopard Imaging.
However, on one of the Leo-specific boards, I believe it was
determined that using anything other than UPS or FedEx meant waiting
upwards of 6-8 weeks or more due to how US Postal Service handled
international post of not that substantial weight...which is why I
believe US Postal Service is no longer an option.
Not to muddy the in-development waters further, but I believe the
Microsoft Lifecam Cinema (the bullet shaped one) commonly available at
Best Buy and other giant electronic retailers, uses the same
720P-30fps Aptina sensor, MT9P031, as is used in the LI-5M03 board.
However, it's already attached to a proprietary Microsoft board, and 6
feet of USB cable...but if it's UVC valid, the leg work to get it
working with the XM, or any comparable embedded board running a modern
Linux kernel may be able to use it...
So, that's a thought.
Interesting reading on the subject...this gent at the following link
turned the previously mentioned Lifecam into an infra-red capable
telescope, and achieved the full 720P-30 through put. However, his
testing software is most likely Windows based.