Resolved by Jeremie!
Need A USB Camera Recommendation
Hey all, it's been a lonnng time. And honestly, the last two years have been very difficult on my family and I, but re-fitting my iRobot sculpture has been helping me get through it all.
I've replaced all the cell phone batteries with battery blanks and adapted a new, faster face-tablet so it can run more videos, also with a battery blank (using the voltage regulator from the original battery, of course), so I've removed all chemical reactions from the sculpture.
But now it's time to hardwire the EZB V4/2 and a USB camera to the MS Surface Pro that is housed in the pedestal (a couple years late, sorry DJ). So I'm looking for recommendations on a USB camera, preferable one that doesn't come from China (because I don't want to wait that long) that works with the new Synthiam ARC.
Or will just ANY USB camera work with ARC?
I don't need a housing and I can use one of my old EZ_Robot camera's heat sinks if need be. Here's an example of what I'm looking for (but it's in China)
Most of what I'm finding are wide-angle, security-type cameras. Will that work okay with face tracking? Are there USB cameras that work with ARC better than others? Any links would be much appreciated.
I'm working on getting the EZB hard wired to the MS Surface as well, thanks to all the old threads and particularly, to Dave Schulpius, so I think I have that covered. And yes, I've upgraded the firmware so I'm making some progress.
I hope you all have been healthy and reasonably happy these past couple of years. It's good to be back
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I understand you're actually with EZ_Robot. Thanks for hanging out here and offering help
I'm sorry you and your family had a rough go as well. Mary and I are sending good juju your way.
@Jeremie, well sir, we definitely benefit from your presence
Very creative with the spine
You can see others in the series here.
And another shout-out to Dave Schulpius for helping me figure out the other parts I'll need.
In this series of sculptures, The Classics, I've really tried to capture the prophetic nature of the books, and I feel iRobot does this the best of all of them.
And I have this thing that I call "integrity of concept". For instance, in my piece The Invisible Man: A Self Portrait Progressing, I didn't want fake MRIs and X-rays, I wanted to use the real thing (my doctors love this), so when I conceived of iRobot, I thought "Uh oh, I'm not a robot builder, and know nothing about coding!" And thanks to EZ-Robot, DJ, and this wonderful community, I still don't, lol. And I'm fine with that. But my sculpture about robots is actually a little robotic, and that's ultimately what I wanted, and what the sculpture needed.
Anyway, sorry for being verbose. I like talking about my work, lol.
This one is still my wife's favorite, though.
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I'm finally getting around to hardwiring this thing so it can be in some art exhibitions. Uhh.....you know, like you suggested some three years ago, lol.
so I’m pretty sure the other cameras won’t get hot at all. I’ve never experienced them getting hot. Might not hurt to run a test overnight and see how warm they get.
The EZB camera was so easy to mount to the vertical servo. Both of these others are going to take some fabrication, but I'll get 'er done. I've also made the USB/Serial cable for the EZB but I haven't tested it yet. Fingers crossed!
The one thing I hadn't considered is that since there is no disconnect at the camera, if I have trouble I'll have to remove the new Galaxy Tab-E from the head to get the camera out. And that can be tricky since the glass screen can easily be broken when removing. Ask me how I know
But since I've been struggling with wireless disconnects, this hardwiring was well worth it.
Thanks everyone for your help.
Anyway, thanks again