This page will soon host information about my hardware projects and electronic circuits. Meanwhile, have a look at an expanding set of links related to computer hardware and circuits.
My experiences with QuickCam are based on using the Lego Cam and more information on how to get it working in Windows and Linux for a programming session is available here, though I cannot guarantee how well it will work under Linux for you, since I've done a great deal of experimenting before reaching conclusions. Below is a list of some links to sites hosting files for the QuickCam (esp. the Color QuickCam Web/Express). If you happen to encounter such sites, drop a line or two.
TRIPOD: Template for Real-Time Image Processing Development
by Paul Y. Oh : http://www.boondog.com/tutorials/tripodBinarize/tripodBinarize.html.
This is a cool programming system written using MFC and Visual C++ that
allows you to use the VideoPortal from the Logitech SDK effectively by
extending its features to real-time video processing, pixel access. And
guess what: TRIPOD has been written specifically for the Lego Cam (there are
no LegoCam-specific routines). The tutorial also has information on
how to get TRIPOD up and running and this is the best learning environment
I've found so far.
QuickCam SDK: http://developer.logitech.com.
The Logitech QuickCam Software Development Kit is a free 9.59MB download
from Logitech that contains an extensive set of routines for use under
Visual C++, Visual Basic and MFC. It comes with three PDF files describing
each set of functions after a brief introduction. For programming the
QuickCam cameras, this download is a prerequisite (unless you invent your
own SDK alternative).
TRIPOD Laplace Edge Detection Tutorial: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~weg22/TRIPODlaplace.html.
Another TRIPOD tutorial, this time from Bill Green. It describes a method
using which you can implement the Laplace Edge Detection Algorithm on a live
video stream coming from a QuickCam and display the edge detected video
simultaneously. It gives an excellent idea of how to do real time video
processing using TRIPOD.
QuickCam Third-Party Drivers: http://www.crynwr.com/qcpc/
QuickCam Web under Linux: http://www.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/~delwi/quickcam/
Linux driver for Logitech Quickcam Express with
HDCS1000/PB0100 image sensors: http://wwwbode.cs.tum.edu/~acher/quickcam/quickcam.html
VV5410/VV6410 CMOS image sensor (used in QuickCam Express): http://www.vvl.co.uk/products/image_sensors/410/410.htm
Third Party QuickCam software: http://www.cs.duke.edu/~reynolds/quickcam/
Logitech Quickcam QC-USB driver for Linux: http://www.ee.oulu.fi/%7Etuukkat/quickcam/quickcam.html. And at last, a page that has a mention of the Lego Cam!!
I have worked very little with MCU/MPUs so far, but here are a few links that might be useful.
GNU Development Chain for 68HC11&68HC12: http://www.gnu-m68hc11.org/
Shadow 11 vv1.50: The Art of Debugging M68HC11: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Peaks/4125/
The Handy Board: http://www.handyboard.com
M68HC11 Family Info: http://margo.student.utwente.nl/el/fuzzy/hc11_fam.html
M68HC11 Family Info [Motorola]: http://e-www.motorola.com/webapp/sps/site/taxonomy.jsp?nodeId=01624684498635
8085 Project Page: http://www.izabella.freeuk.com/html/8085_project_page.html
8085 Simulator for KDE: http://freshmeat.net/projects/ks8085/
Sunday, February 11, 2007 13:53:46
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