Friday Product Post: OpenMV Source

Today we bring you the new OpenMV M7 Camera, as well as two breakout boards to help you hook up your micro:bit with ease!

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Hello, and welcome back to another Friday Product Post! We've (mostly) recovered from our HUGE Spectacle release last week and have made sure to bring you even more new products this week! Today we are very happy to introduce the new OpenMV camera, as well as two new breakouts for the BBC micro:bit. Let's take a closer look at what we have this week!

Keep your eyes open!

OpenMV M7 Camera

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The OpenMV M7 Camera is a small, low-power microcontroller board that allows you to easily implement applications using machine vision in the real world. The best part about the OpenMV is that it is not only capable of image capture, but also face detection, color tracking, QR code reading and plenty more. If you are looking for an economical camera module boasting multiple high-end features, look no further than the OpenMV M7!

SparkFun micro:bit Breakout

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The micro:bit breakout is a board that connects to the BBC micro:bit and expands the capabilities of the development platform by providing access to more pins and allowing for connections to the I2C and SPI buses. This breakout board for the micro:bit’s edge connector allows intermediate and advanced users to connect the micro:bit to breadboards and other sensors, motors, LEDs and more!

SparkFun micro:bit Breakout (with Headers)

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If you don't want to worry about soldering on headers, we've got you covered! Unlike its sibling above, this micro:bit breakout removes the ability to attach different header options and instead allows you to start using it right out of the box!

There is no wrong option with either breakout; it's up to you to decide what you need more!

Alright, guys, that's it for this week! We hope you find these new products helpful, and we can't wait to see what you make with them! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made!

We'll see you next Friday with even more new products!

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  • Sembazuru / about 7 years ago / 1

    Not that I have the money to do these experiments on my own, but I wonder how well that OpenMV board will pair with the FLiR dev kit to make a home-brew MSX blending implementation. Obviously not to sell (unless one wants a friendly visit from FLiR's lawyers...), but to play with different video capture modes blending with the FLiR video stream.

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