Pixy2 Camera for Lego Mindstorms EV3
The Pixy2 camera is now compatible with Lego Mindstorms EV3 and NXT. In practice? Your Lego Mindstorms creation can benefit from a host of new functionalities, including object and colour recognition and line tracking.
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Pixy2, an image sensor based on colour tracking
Pixy2 is an image sensor based on the dual-core NXP LPC4330 processor running at 204 MHz. The camera captures images using the principle of colour recognition and communicates its data via 6 different channels (UART, SPI, I2C, USB, digital or analogue). You can learn more about how the Pixy2 camera works by following this link.
Until now, the Pixy2 image sensor was intended primarily for Arduino and Raspberry Pi users. Dedicated libraries have been designed to make it easier to program and integrate into any electronics project built on either of these platforms.
But, just like the Pixy camera, Pixy2 has taken a step towards Mindstorms enthusiasts by this time offering a version 100% compatible with your Lego creations.
Lego Pixy2 camera: a new Mindstorms accessory
The Pixy2 Mindstorms camera now includes connectivity with Lego Mindstorms EV3 and NXT bricks. Which allows you to use the features offered by this mini camera in your Lego projects.
You can use the cable included with the camera to connect it quickly and directly. In addition, its code library has been expanded to meet the requirements of the Mindstorms programming environment. Simply move the camera module around in your program to give your creation the ability to visualise surrounding objects.
Technical specifications of the Pixy2 camera
- Lens type: Standard M12
- Electrical consumption: 140 mA typical
- Power input: USB input (5V) or unregulated input (6V to 10V)
- RAM: 264 kB
- Flash: 1 MB
Resources for the Pixy2 image sensor
Find all the information you need for your Lego version of the Pixy2 camera by following the links that we’ve included below: