Back in April Papilio user Voelker shared with us his project of Blob Tracking with a $10 Camera Module on the Papilio One. Today we got another similar project made by Papilio user Wicked who is able to track multiple objects of different colors using the Papilio One 500k.
Wicked uses a camera that he got from sparkfun for around $10 to capture an image of the object to track, image acquisition and segmentation are implemented in custom VHDL and he developed a nice client application with C# to controle everything from a computer.
Here is a demonstration video made by Wicked in which he explained step by step how to do some multi color object tracking:
At this point the blob detection is still limited to 8 objects because only a single pass algorithm has been implemented and Wicked thinks his project could be improved by adding a second and maybe third pass to blob detection.
“Only Wing C on Papilio is needed to interface the camera, the next step after adding a second and maybe third pass to blob detection is to throw some servos on the other side (Wings A,B) and see what that leads to. Still lots of room left!”
If you want to read the whole thing complete with tech spec and logic Utilization drop by the forum and join the discussion now!
Thanks for sharing your work with us, Wicked!