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The main objective of this project is to show how to interface a uCAM-II serial camera to 4Duino. uCAM-II is a highly integrated micro serial camera which could be controlled by any host that requires a video camera or a JPEG compressed still camera for embedded imaging applications. uCAM-II processes various features making it trivial to interface to a microcontroller. Following are the list of few features to help you understand the module better.

  • 5V DC Supply nominal
  • On-board EEPROM providing a command based interface to external host
  • UART with 3.68Mbps for transferring JPEG still picture or RAW images.
  • On board VAG colour sensor and RAW/JPEG CODEC for different resolutionBuilt-in colour conversion circuits for 16-bit, 16-bit RGB, 8-bit Gray or standard JPEG images
  • No additional DRAM required
More information could be found from uCAM-II datasheet if required.

This project allows the user to capture images in JPEG format using uCAM-II and save it in a uSD card. The 4Duino’s resistive touch display is used as a means for a graphical interface to control and notify the status of the uCAM-II.

Step 1: How It Works

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