FPGA-based camera vision for everyone

Always wanted to unleash the power of an FPGA chip? Interested in robotics and vision? Then this might be the project for you!

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Are you like me interested in technology and always wanted to use one of those heavy chips called FPGA's? Interested in vision and robotics?

My goal was to bring FPGA vision to the people, accessible to everyone.

I decided to build my own basic vision system. Not based on some FPGA manufacturers expensive IP and hardware. No! Just by using a camera, LCD display that can be found anywhere on Ebay or chinese webshops. Combined with an affordable FPGA from Xilinx on a development board...the only thing required was lots of VHDL code... :)

The result is a real-time 30fps imaging system with basic color detection. I also implemented "template matching". This means you can compare a pre-stored camera image to an external FIFO memory (design of the board is included) with the real-time images coming from the camera and see the differences real-time on the LCD! Feel free to use my system to experiment and maybe implement your own algorithms.

All the details about my project are inside the uploaded ZIP file in the 2 word documents in the folders "Image tresholding" and "Template matching"

It explains everything and shows what parts you need to complete this project.

Here is a video showing my project in action

location of all files.txt

pls ignore all other files down here, just open this txt file and find where I have stored all files of the project

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youtube movie of the vision project in action.txt

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  • 1 × All components can be found in the download link to my dropbox

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mohammadsyawal1997 wrote 01/21/2020 at 20:42 point

Hy dennis can you sahre the instruction i have all the tolls for making this project

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Aditya Madhavan wrote 03/08/2018 at 12:05 point

Where are all the files? I am in really dire need of these files. Please assist.

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MECHANICUS wrote 03/22/2016 at 01:34 point

This is pretty cool, Good luck!

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dennisvanelteren wrote 03/22/2016 at 06:39 point

tnx Lupus!

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dennisvanelteren wrote 03/14/2016 at 20:20 point

Please ignore the files I uploaded but find all files here

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