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01-24-2013, 09:46 AM
I am on a research regarding what type of camera should I use, specifically for aiming purpose, on my paintball robot. Anyone with knowledge or experience please feel free to share your thoughts. Thanks ahead.

01-24-2013, 12:05 PM
I've used a Microsoft Lifecam Pro (1080p USB webcam) for aiming a roving robot at orange cones. It works great, as long as the light is decent. The frame rate slows down a lot once you get into deep shadow or poorly lit interiors.
1080p over USB works fine as long as you use MJPEG frame capture. The one draw-back is that that may actually be TOO MANY PIXELS for you to process per frame, unless you have a high-performance CPU/DSP.