The WFV3918 from Amp'ed is a small footprint, low cost RF video module, supporting 720p video resolution, both live streaming and SD card storage, with up to 300m range line-of-sight (5Ghz band). Easily accessible via the VLC mobile app, the WFV3918 can be used to transmit video and audio remotely from your next project!
This module combines an HD camera sensor with the ACC1340, Amp'ed's fully integrated WiFi Radio single chip solution, and the AK3918E HD IP Camera SoC. It also includes a MEMS microphone and speaker output.
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: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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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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I tried the setup procedure per the documentation but it failed to work. I exchanged it for another one, same problem. I contacted the manufacturer and they are sending me an updated unit. Hopefully it will work. They said the 3-cell battery pack is too low in voltage, and all the newer units they are producing have a 4-cell pack. Also the unit doesn't match the documentation. SW1 is non-existent. Sparkfun has old stock. Make sure it has the 4-cell pack before you buy it.
The WiFi feature works well. Good image quality and range when hooked up with my iPhone. I have been using it as a second point of view hooking up my camping trailer. The image latency trough the VLC software is too much to for backing the trailer but the EasyPlayerRTSP that AmpedRF recommended worked fast enough.
The flex cable for the camera is easily damaged at the board. I built a simple camera holder to protect the cable and doubled it back to the back of the board. Disconnect the camera If you are handling the board at all. The sooner you mount the camera, board and battery into a holder the better. Add some stress relief on the power plug while you are at it so you don't rip the wires out at the plug.
I have had excellent support from AmpedRF by email. They have helped me turn on the record to micro SD function, do firmware update and even sold me a new camera at a reasonable price when I damaged the flex cable (hence the advice).