Watching a video stream from Bittle's Camera Module
Let's understand the Wifi Image Transmission Mode of the Camera Module
In a previous post, we discussed Petoi’s camera module which is based on the MU3 Vision Sensor. We saw how Bittle can be made to track a ball and move its posture as the ball moves. In this post, we will explore some of the other capabilities of MU3, specifically providing a video stream.
The advanced capabilities of the camera module are documented in the MU 3 Advanced Technical Manual. This manual opens up a large set of possibilities of programmatically altering the sensor settings. In this article we will specifically explore the WIFI Working mode of the MU3 Vision sensor.
Enabling the Wifi working mode
The Wifi mode can be enabled by setting the output switch (shown as the two switches to the left of the camera lens in the picture below) to '10' ('WIFI Data Transmission' mode) or '11' ('WIFI Image Transmission' mode). The main difference between the two modes is that the vision recognition algorithms get disabled in the Image Transmission mode to save power.