The Point Grey FireFly MV 0.3MP Color USB 2.0 camera is an entry-level research grade camera, perfectly suited for robotics with an interface designed to address a wide variety of applications in industrial and non-industrial imaging, such as object and gesture tracking, optical character recognition (oCr), augmented reality, and multi-touch interface technology.
The USB 2.0 interface provides power and date over one cable which minimizes the need for additional cables and external power sources. The camera also provides 7-pin general purpose I/O connector. The GPIO connector can be used to synchronize the camera to external devices, such as an external trigger source, power external circuitry, or power the camera via an external device.
This kit has all the hardware and software required for rapid design and prototyping, including a license of the FlyCapture software development kit (SDK), data cable, and GPIO wiring harness. The FlyCapture software development kit (SDK) is included with all Point Grey Imaging Products. The SDK is designed to allow image acquisition and camera control, and comes with a variety of C/C++ source code examples.
The field-programmable gate array (FPGA) chip controls all camera functionality, including exposure, resolution and frame rate, pixel binning, user memory channels and more. It can also be updated with new functionality in the field.