Ever wanted your microcontroller to sense images without eating up all your processor speed? Or wish that you had an image sensor that wasn't limited to RGB - but could sense hue and saturation as well? Here is Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor - an image sensor for your microcontroller that you can teach what to look for.
Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor is an image sensor with a powerful processor that you can program to only send the information you're looking for so your microcontroller isn't overwhelmed by data. Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor also exports its information in a variety of useful ways - UART serial, SPI, I2C, digital out, or analog out - so your microcontroller can communicate easily while still doing other tasks. It's so unobtrusive that you can even hook up multiple Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensors to one microcontroller.
Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor also uses hue and saturation as its primary means of image detection - rather than the normal RGB. This means that lighting or exposure won't affect Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor detection of an item - which is a frustrating problem with many image sensors. It's also a vast improvement over previous versions of Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor, adding increased flexibility when it comes to lighting and exposure changes.
It can also remember seven different color signatures, find hundreds of objects at the same time, and is super fast - processing at 50 frames a second. Finally, Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor is also teachable so you can set it up to only send you images that you've specifically told it to look for. It's easy and fast and has an open source application called PixyMon.
Each Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor comes with a 6-pin-to-10-pin IDC cable and mounting tabs and screws.
Pixy CMUCam5 Wiki: http://www.cmucam.org/projects/cmucam5/wiki
Adafruit Web Site: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1906