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Can we develop microUSB interfacing for Public Lab cameras?

by netham | September 26, 2014 05:21 26 Sep 05:21 | #11191 | #11191

Seek Thermal launches its thermal camera for smartphones. It's priced at 199$.

These are the specs for android: Android mUSB Thermal Camera True thermal sensor 206 x 156 Array 32,136 Thermal Pixels 12 µ Pixel Pitch Vanadium Oxide Micro Bolometer Chalcogenide Lens 36º Field of View Magnesium Housing Long Wave Infrared 7.2 – 13 Microns -40C to 330C Detection < 9Hz Model: UW-AAA

Can we develop microUSB interfacing?


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What is microUSB interfacing? What would be the reason to develop that?

Android mUSB Thermal Camera:

  • True thermal sensor
  • 206 x 156 Array
  • 32,136 Thermal Pixels
  • 12 µ Pixel Pitch
  • Vanadium Oxide Micro Bolometer
  • Chalcogenide Lens
  • 36º Field of View
  • Magnesium Housing
  • Long Wave Infrared
  • 7.2 – 13 Microns
  • -40C to 330C
  • Detection < 9Hz
  • Model: UW-AAA

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microUSB is the USB interface u get in smartphones, which you use to connect to your computer. If you look at the other end of your phone USB connectors, the smaller pin similar to USB is called microUSB.

The advantage will be one can use the camera with phones which will enhance the application of the camera widely.

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Try using a hotspot tethering app.

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It could work-- any phone with USB2Go functionality can act as a USB host through microUSB. Android doesn't integrate UVC functionality into its kernel by default, but it is implemented. a custom Android install is therefore required to use cameras in their default protocol.

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Thanks mathew :) I was thinking on those lines only, but I am not able to plan out how should I go about it. I code, so I can try a hack in android, so that it can help others too. I have ordered the kit from Public lab, I am waiting for it. Once I get it I will try building one and keep everyone updated.

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