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dantaylor129
01-17-2010, 03:20 PM
Hi All:
I am looking for a good sensor for color recognition, such as a camera that could recognise a blue ball, that would work with the BASIC Stamp. Any ideas?

Preferably under $100 dollars...

MikeG
01-17-2010, 05:07 PM
CMUCam

lnxfergy
01-17-2010, 05:14 PM
Personally, I'd take the AVRCam over the original CMUcam any day. Same price, but is a through-hole kit rather than fully assembled. Out of the box, it has pretty much the same performance, but it's open source, so you can dig in and change the code later if you want it to work slightly differently (for instance, the author released a special version of code to do line tracking better).

-Fergs

MikeG
01-17-2010, 05:24 PM
Which ever works. I suggested the CMUCam because Parallax has examples for the BS2.
http://www.parallax.com/Store/Robots/RoboticAccessories/tabid/145/ProductID/29/List/0/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName

dantaylor129
01-18-2010, 10:47 PM
What is the difference between an AVRCam and a CMUCam?

The problem that I was facing with the CMUCam from Parallax is the size and the price. I need one that is more of a one piece thing...

At this point I am leaning towards the CMUCma from Parallax though.

MikeG
01-19-2010, 06:17 AM
When I Google "AVRCam" I found the manual. The AVRCam is open source, requires some assembly, and programming (download).
http://www.google.com/search?q=AVRCam&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

The CMUCam comes in 3 versions. That Google thingamajig is really cool. The CMUCam3 is an open source solution while 1 and 2 are a blackbox... You can read all about 'em
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~cmucam/ (http://www.cs.cmu.edu/%7Ecmucam/)

dantaylor129
01-20-2010, 12:16 AM
I think I will go with the one sold by Parallax... Thank you all for your very informative replies!