Sunday, April 22, 2018

Embedded Computer Vision with OpenMV

Have you ever wanted to put computer vision into an embedded device? But wasn't sure whether it's possible to cram in a computer vision algorithm into a small hardware device?

Well, that's what the OpenMV project is all about.

OpenMV is a programmable embedded device, with a built-in camera, that you can program with variety of vision tasks.

The OpenMV Cam M7
The OpenMV Cam M7 (Image source)

The OpenMV project has been started back in 2013 with a goal of becoming the "Arduino of Machine Vision". They now have the The OpenMV Cam M7 (pictured above), powered by a 216MHz ARM Cortex M7 processor and 512KB.