The webinar focused on video processing while the PYNQ-Z2 board has additional features that can be used when making an edge-processing prototype.

  • You can use the USB host connector to connect a UART serial/RS232 adapter to then control some electronics or a microcontroller board with it logic that can be accessed/controlled via a serial connection
  • You can use the GPIO on the board to play with some electronic components but also to control an optocoupler or a SSR to emulate button presses on a camera used in your prototype (turn a camera on without physically pushing buttons)
  • You can use a HDMI camera but also you can use a PC/Laptop with dual-display in mirror configuration - thus providing a specific image or video to PYNQ for your code needs


I have such examples and bit more showcase in my article at: