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Can You Make A USB Camera Work With Ezb Controller

Does anyone know if you can a turn a USB camera to work on an EZB controller?
thank you in advance.


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#1  
Short answer is No.

long answer is usb cameras have a pile of overhead with drivers and protocols and such. That’s waaaaaaay too much for a little micro to do.

Generally a robot would have an onboard computer and therefore have a usb camera connected directly. 

there is the esp32 camera and it’s wifi. It’s okay.
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#2  
Thanks DJ.
I didn’t think it would work. My PC tablet is too slow to have the T265, lidar and 2 USB camera plus 2 megas.  Trying to use them all I get a USB controller error and then my T265 stops working.

I really want to get a RockPi X I believe it would handle all USB ports.  But they are over 170.00 too much for my budget right now.

The esp32 camera is only $8.00 so I’ll go with them for now.

Thanks again, you always have the answers!
Cheers
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#3  
Once the esp32 camera is programmed will it run independently using wifi with the camera device skill?
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#5  
Thanks for the link DJ.
I ordered 2 of them and will let you know how the work.