Finding the Ball Using a Pixy Camera

A project log for Little Friend

This companion robot, 9000 farads of super capacitance, spends less than eight minutes feeding--then 75 minutes or more she can be a buddy.

Mike RigsbyMike Rigsby 06/29/2016 at 20:360 Comments

Mato, using a Pixy camera, now can chase a ball.

To accomplish this, I used a Pixy camera and an Arduino. I fed the output (target color to the left or target color to the right) to Mato's primary Arduino--see the schematic below.

The Arduino sketches for Pixy and Mato are available on this site.

The camera and wiring (temporary setup--may become the tomato stem) are shown below.

Here's Mato ready to fetch.