What is the difference between the 3 versions of NXTCam?
 Hardware Related   Started by Jojoguyy S   2015-09-11 16:44:21 -04:00   Comments: 9    Viewed: 647

  1. Jojoguyy S
    Jojoguyy S Member

    Postby jojoguy10 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:08 pm

    I don't really see any difference, but if somebody can tell me ANY difference at all (except of course the look of them), that would be great!
    jojoguy10 -
    http://www.lego-x.blogspot.com
    Jojoguyy S, 2015-09-11 16:44:33 -04:00
  2. Mindsensors Support
    Mindsensors Support Member Richmond

    Postby support » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:19 pm

    Primarily, NXTCam-v3 will support change of Tracking algorithms (AVR code) using USB.
    In this model you will be able to write your own code to do different kind of recognition, such as shape recognition, circle recognition, edge detection, laser detection, bar-code recognition, QR Code recognition, etc. (possibilities are limitless). The tracking engine runs on AVR processor, it will require you to write C programs for AVR processor, and you will be able to re-flash the AVR processor via USB. Tools to use will be: WinAVR and AVR Studio. There already is an open source development project initiated for different tracking algorithms.
    It will also support a generic I/O model for data exchange with NXT.
    And it is fully compatible with NXTCam-v2.
    Mindsensors Support, 2015-09-11 16:47:28 -04:00
  3. Robokallee S
    Robokallee S Member

    Postby robokalle » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:30 pm

    Hello,

    can i update the old NXTCam "V1.0" firmware to the 3 version :?:

    robokalle
    Robokallee S, 2015-09-11 16:51:02 -04:00
  4. Mindsensors Support
    Mindsensors Support Member Richmond

    Postby support » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:26 am

    No, you can not update firmwares in NXTCam-v1 or v2 to version 3.
    The NXTCam-v3 has ability to update the AVR firmware through USB interface, where as older models require AVR programmer hardware to update the firmware.
    Similarly NXTCam-v3 has ability to update the PIC firmware using NXT, which is not there in older models (requiring PIC programmer hardware to do so).
    Mindsensors Support, 2015-09-11 16:51:16 -04:00
  5. Johnkoo S
    Johnkoo S Member

    Postby johnko6212 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:33 pm

    Can I upgrade V1.1 to V3 if I have both PIC and AVR programmer?
    If not, How do I get V2 PIC FW?
    Can I buy the FW?
    Johnkoo S, 2015-09-11 16:52:29 -04:00
  6. Mindsensors Support
    Mindsensors Support Member Richmond

    Postby support » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:50 pm

    NXTCam-v1 (or v1.1) can not be upgraded to v3.
    Mindsensors Support, 2015-09-11 16:52:36 -04:00
  7. Johnkoo S
    Johnkoo S Member

    Postby johnko6212 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:47 pm

    How do I upgrade to Nxtcam V2 firmware? Can I buy the upgrade?
    Or can you send me HEX file for V2?
    Email john_6212@verizon.net

    Thanks.
    Johnkoo S, 2015-09-11 16:52:45 -04:00
  8. Pail Swain
    Pail Swain Member
    Using NXTCam-V3 you will be able to write your own code to do different kind of recognition, such as shape recognition, circle recognition, edge detection, laser detection, bar-code recognition, QR Code recognition. 
    You must have to write your firmware for the AVR using the AVR studio and the WinAVR and ofcourse you will be able to re-flash the AVR processor via USB.
    It will also support a generic I/O model for data exchange with NXT and it is fully compatible with NXTCam-v2.

    printed circuit board
    Pail Swain, 2015-10-30 12:58:30 -04:00
  9. Michael Giles
    Michael Giles Member Staff Member Richmond, VA
    It is NOT possible to upgrade NXTCAM V1 or V2 to the latest versions. They do not have the same circuitry and contain a diiferent chip to handle processing. If you want to upgrade the to the latest version you must buy a new NXTCAM. 

    NXTCAM V3 can be upgraded to the latest version by using the firmware upgrader tool. You can find recent firmwares here.
    Michael Giles, 2015-11-03 10:08:25 -05:00
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