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I received my Omron Vision Sensor yesterday via UPS.  The box was so light that is seemed empty; but there was the kit wrapped in bubble wrap in a static bag. The kit consists of a Camera board (25mm x 25mm) that is the size of an RPi camera and an image processor board (45mm x 45mm) connected with a 9cm flex cable..  I am going to have to print an enclosure to support and protect the boards so that I don't damage them in use.  The communication and power to the processor board ...
I was fortunate to be selected as the roadtester for the Omron HVC-P2.  I just received notification that the unit should arrive next week, so I thought I should do some research to prepare for the roadtest.   It appears that this is Omron's second iteration of the HVC hardware.  The HVC-P1 has a lower resolution camera (640x480) that is integrated on the recognition processing board.  The HVC-P2 has a much higher resolution camera (1600x1200) and the camera is on a separate ...
I have a long held secret that I have never revealed to anyone. But I'm ready to announce it now. (Let the drums roll!) Here it is:   I have always wanted to be an astronaut.   Phew! I finally got that off my chest. Take a deep breath, Randall. (Now I can relax.)   I grew up in rural Wisconsin during the days of the Mercury and Gemini space programs. As a boy, I was inspired by these early astronauts and I felt space was the greatest adventure of a lifetime. Growing up with the ...

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