This is a high-quality color CMOS camera module. Power the CM-32 module, hook up any display, monitor, or LCD screen with an RCA input and get vivid color video at 728x488 resolution. Module is easily mountable and has a wide operating voltage (6V to 20V). Comes with high quality optics, all the on board circuitry to output RCA signal, and cable harness.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Video looks great I'm using it with an automotive backup LCD color screen I bought through Amazon. First I will use it inside my heating ducts looking for rodent problems. Then for the original purpose of an underwater ROV that me and my grandson are working to see fish and crabs. He love that stuff.
This is easy to use and has decent resolution. The lens/focal length is adjustable if you can find a tiny enough hex key to undo the set screw. I've been using mine to get really close up macro type images of bugs. It would also work well as a vehicle backup camera or security camera. the composite video makes it easy to hook up to a compatible screen, but a little more challenging to use if you want to save digital video.
Hope you keep this in stock for others, as with digital image sensors, these composite video modules are getting rare..