Weatherproof TTL Serial JPEG Camera with NTSC Video and IR LEDs and Arduino Lilypad USB?

by cyberneticlove on Mon May 27, 2013 9:55 pm

Can I use the Weatherproof TTL Serial JPEG Camera with NTSC Video and IR LEDs - ID: 613 (http://www.adafruit.com/products/613) or any other 3.3V or 5V camera with the Arduino Lilypad USB? I already own this type of Arduino and wanted to do some non-wearables sensor projects.

Please advise, thanks!
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Re: Weatherproof TTL Serial JPEG Camera with NTSC Video and IR LEDs and Arduino Lilypad USB?

by adafruit_support_mike on Tue May 28, 2013 3:32 pm

It should work. The Lilypad belongs to the family of Arduino-compatible devices and uses the same ATMega328 microcontroller as the UNO.

You'll need a 5v supply for the camera, but the RX and TX lines will work with a 3.3v device. We have more information about getting the camera to work with an Arduino here: http://learn.adafruit.com/ttl-serial-camera/overview
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Re: Weatherproof TTL Serial JPEG Camera with NTSC Video and IR LEDs and Arduino Lilypad USB?

by cyberneticlove on Tue May 28, 2013 3:57 pm

This is really helpful, thanks! I ordered it and am looking forward to hooking it up. Will post again if I get it running.
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Re: Weatherproof TTL Serial JPEG Camera with NTSC Video and IR LEDs and Arduino Lilypad USB?

by cyberneticlove on Fri May 31, 2013 12:43 am

How can I use this with a breadboard and Arduino Uno and skip the SD Card reader to send images directly over USB?
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Re: Weatherproof TTL Serial JPEG Camera with NTSC Video and IR LEDs and Arduino Lilypad USB?

by adafruit_support_mike on Fri May 31, 2013 6:10 pm

That won't happen easily with a Flora or Lilypad. The 'hijacking' technqiue mentioned in the tutorial bypasses the Arduino's microcontroller and talks directly to the chip that handles USB communication. It doesn't work for boards whose microcontrollers handle USB communication in software, like the Leonardo, Flora, and Lilypad.

To make it work, you'd have to dig into the libraries, find the code that writes data to the SD card, replace it with Serial communication, then connect to your Lilypad with something like Processing, which has a broader range of ways to handle I/O signals.
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Re: Weatherproof TTL Serial JPEG Camera with NTSC Video and IR LEDs and Arduino Lilypad USB?

by cyberneticlove on Fri May 31, 2013 7:02 pm

But I could do it with the Arduino Uno, which I already have, right?
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Re: Weatherproof TTL Serial JPEG Camera with NTSC Video and IR LEDs and Arduino Lilypad USB?

by adafruit_support_mike on Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:52 pm

Yes. The tutorial has complete instructions for how to do that part: http://learn.adafruit.com/ttl-serial-ca ... -comm-tool
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