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DIY Arduino Powered Single Pixel Scanning Camera
Created by Tucker Shannon, the single pixel scanning camera uses a pair of stepper motors which directs the RGB color sensor (Adafruit TCS3472) in a square spiral for image acquisition: all powered by an Arduino Uno SBC.
If you are interested in building your very own Arduino powered single pixel scanning camera, all you need is:
- Arduino Uno
- Adafruit RGB Colour Sensor TCS34725
- x2 BYJ-48 Stepper motor with drivers
- 3mm OD aluminium tube
- x20 M3x6mm fasteners
Alternatively a photoresistor can be used in place of the RGB sensor for black and white photos if preferred.
The device looks like something akin to some sort of auto-turret, and directs the sensor in a square spiral for image acquisition. The resulting pictures are certainly low-res, but good enough to pick out recognizable forms with a little imagination.