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PS3 Eye Webcam / EyePet

Post by limor » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:03 pm

Post by limor
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:03 pm

I'm creating this thread for robot hacks related to the PS3 Eye Webcam after seeing billyzelsnack's Bioloid with the camera attached.
http://robosavvy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=22904

ImageThe camera was originally developed for augmented reality games for PS3.
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The camera and its hacks have been around for over a year so there's plenty of information on the web.

It has many magical properties for $30:
- 4 channel audio input:16 bits/channel, 48kHz, SNR 90db
- 56º or 75º Field of View zoom lens
- 2.1 F-stop, <1% distortion, fixed focus (25cm to 8 at 75º FOV)
- 640 x 480 at 60 frames/second
- 320 x 240 at 120 frames/second
- USB.0 high-speed data transfer
- Uncompressed video or optional JPEG compression


Image For augmented reality and multi-touch display projects usually the easiest way to interpret video signals is at the Infrared wavelengths rather than visible light. So one of the popular hacks for this camera is removal of the Ir Filter
http://alexpopovich.wordpress.com/2008/ ... r-removal/
<object width="400" height="225"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2939528&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1"><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2939528&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="225"></embed></object>

Connecting it to Windows and Linux requires drivers
- Windows driver development thread
- Linux Drivers

http://alexpopovich.wordpress.com/categ ... eye-hacks/
http://nuigroup.com/forums/viewthread/4079/

ImageThe challenge remaining is how to apply it creatively to robotic applications. especially with more embedded linux boards popping up these days.
I'm creating this thread for robot hacks related to the PS3 Eye Webcam after seeing billyzelsnack's Bioloid with the camera attached.
http://robosavvy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=22904

ImageThe camera was originally developed for augmented reality games for PS3.
phpBB [media]


The camera and its hacks have been around for over a year so there's plenty of information on the web.

It has many magical properties for $30:
- 4 channel audio input:16 bits/channel, 48kHz, SNR 90db
- 56º or 75º Field of View zoom lens
- 2.1 F-stop, <1% distortion, fixed focus (25cm to 8 at 75º FOV)
- 640 x 480 at 60 frames/second
- 320 x 240 at 120 frames/second
- USB.0 high-speed data transfer
- Uncompressed video or optional JPEG compression


Image For augmented reality and multi-touch display projects usually the easiest way to interpret video signals is at the Infrared wavelengths rather than visible light. So one of the popular hacks for this camera is removal of the Ir Filter
http://alexpopovich.wordpress.com/2008/ ... r-removal/
<object width="400" height="225"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2939528&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1"><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2939528&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="225"></embed></object>

Connecting it to Windows and Linux requires drivers
- Windows driver development thread
- Linux Drivers

http://alexpopovich.wordpress.com/categ ... eye-hacks/
http://nuigroup.com/forums/viewthread/4079/

ImageThe challenge remaining is how to apply it creatively to robotic applications. especially with more embedded linux boards popping up these days.
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