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Portugal
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Anyone using this board? AI Cam PS: sorry i am unable to open a new question...

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Synthiam
#2  

Please create questions rather than hijacking existing unrelated threads

this board is uninteresting to me. It does less of what the ARC default camera device does. Seems unnecessarily redundant, no?

Portugal
#3   — Edited

Sorry for hijack but i could not create a new thread (duno why).

I think it is a nice board and it has its own processor for $8.90 it does more than the esp32. In hardware, MAIX have powerful KPU K210 inside, it offers many excited features:

1st competitive RISC-V chip, also 1st competitive AI chip, newly release in Sep. 2018 28nm process, dual-core RISC-V 64bit IMAFDC, on-chip huge 8MB high-speed SRAM (not for XMR:D), 400MHz frequency (able to 800MHz) KPU (Neural Network Processor) inside, 64 KPU which is 576bit width, support convolution kernels, any form of activation function. It offers 0.25TOPS@0.3W,400MHz, when overclock to 800MHz, it offers 0.5TOPS. It means you can do object recognition 60fps@VGA APU (Audio Processor) inside, support 8mics, up to 192KHz sample rate, hardcore FFT unit inside, easy to make a Mic Array (MAIX offer it too) Flexible FPIOA (Field Programmable IO Array), you can map 255 functions to all 48 GPIOs on the chip DVP camera and MCU LCD interface, you can connect an DVP camera, run your algorithm, and display on LCD Many other accelerators and peripherals: AES Accelerator, SHA256 Accelerator, FFT Accelerator (not APU's one), OTP, UART, WDT, IIC, SPI, I2S, TIMER, RTC, PWM, etc.

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Canada
#4  

no wifi, no bluetooth is a hard sell for robotics.

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Synthiam
#5  

And no software. Gonna write all the code yourself? Lol I don’t know why anyone would do that

Portugal
#6  

It has wifi, and software.

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Synthiam
#7  

The trouble with devices like this is there’s no growth path. Meaning, you get some code that can be edited, and a bunch of examples.

The example code took months to write with a bunch of people. And then you’re expected to build of it. There’s been dozens (if not hundreds) of devices like this.

They don’t go anywhere because it’s too difficult to use. No one wants to sit down and write a few thousand lines of code. And to what end?

you can always turn it into an ARC ezb camera. But the cpu is overkill for that... and underkill for anything else

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Canada
#8  

No wifi ?

I was just going off the video you posted and the fact I don’t see an antenna. 

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USA
#10  

ESP32 CAM works great and with servos