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2 Iotinys With Camera Power Needs

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I built a D-O droid and has a Iotiny to run 6 servos and a speaker, once the sounds are known.

It has a very thin head support that barely fits two servo cables to run the mini neck servos, so there is no room to run any more wires.  Because of the thin support the head had to be light weight.

I would like to add a camera to the nose to give it sight and still keep the weight down.

Can i add a second Iotiny and run it as the second board and still get the camera feed from it?

I would need a smaller size and weight battery, what is the minimum battery requirements needed for the Iotiny only running a camera?

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Hello @kashyyyk

Check out this link about the different wifi modes: https://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials/Lesson/15?courseId=5

You'll be able to connect to 2 IoTinys at the same time to your router via client mode. You'll also likely be able to connect 2 cameras (different IP addresses) but I'm unsure if you'll be able to utilize their features at the same time, I've never tried it.

As for power, I've successfully used a single 3.7V Lipo battery to power the IoTiny but I'd recommend 7.4V if you are using EZ-Robot servos. Use 6V if you are using other servos that have a 4.8-6V supply requirement. Depending on the load of your application you would likely want a battery rated from 600mAh to 2000mAh.