New Pixy2 releases

We recently released Pixymon ver 3.0.24,  Pixy2 firmware ver 3.0.11, Arduino library ver 1.0.3, and new libpixyusb2 code.  Among the changes are:

Note, all the latest releases including this release are in the Downloads section.

 

Announcing…Pixy2!

Hi folks, we are so excited to announce the release of Pixy2! That’s right, your favorite vision sensor has been completely upgraded, hardware and firmware alike.

Here’s a quick video to catch you up to speed:

New features include:

  • Smaller, faster and lower cost
  • Easy line tracking with new line-following algorithms
  • Built-in light source (dual LEDs) for illuminating what Pixy is looking at
  • Redesigned Pan/Tilt unit
  • Available now at distributors around the world!

Click here to purchase Pixy2 today!

4 awesome videos from Pixy robot builders

What have people been making with Pixy? Lots of cool stuff, apparently! Every week we scour Youtube for fresh videos from Pixy users around the world. We add the most popular ones to our Youtube playlist called “What Can You Make With A Pixy?”

Read on for a few of our favorites…

Torbjorn’s Turret – a real-life recreation of an auto-tracking cannon from the game “Overwatch.” Burly motors and a manual mode, complete with laser-assisted first-person video targeting(!) make this a badass build! Continue reading “4 awesome videos from Pixy robot builders”

Pixy for LEGO Mindstorms

I wanted to share some exciting news.  We sent out a survey a while back, and we received an incredibly enthusiastic response for adding LEGO Mindstorms support for Pixy.  So, we’ve been working hard since then, and we’re happy to announce that it’s ready!

We have a new version of Pixy that works with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and NXT!

It’s available now at Robotshop and Amazon.com.

Thanks so much for your support! Check out the video and product details below.

 

Robot vision made easy

Pixy is a fast vision sensor for DIY robotics and similar applications. You can teach Pixy an object just by pressing a button. Use Pixy for lots of different applications.  It’s capable of tracking hundreds of objects simultaneously and only provides the data you are interested in.

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Connect directly to LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and NXT

Pixy LEGO uses custom firmware that speaks the LEGO sensor protocol.  A special cable is provided that plugs directly into your LEGO brick.  You’ll be up and running fast!

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Seamlessly integrates into the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Environment

Pixy becomes part of the LEGO visual programming environment.  We provide software blocks for Pixy that make writing LEGO programs as easy as drag and drop!

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Want to dig deeper? Pixy is entirely open-source (hardware, firmware and software). We offer a helpful wiki, and you can always ask a question on our forums.

Available through Robotshop and Amazon.com

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Pixy CMUcam5 is a collaboration between Charmed Labs and Carnegie Mellon University.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 and NXT are trademarks of the LEGO Group.  Neither Charmed Labs nor Carnegie Mellon University is associated with the LEGO Group.  

We made it to the Ben Heck Show!

This is a big day for Pixy. Our gallant vision sensor has been featured as part of a sweet automated video camera build on the Ben Heck Show! In the 2-part video below, he shows how he manufactures his own pulley and pan/tilt system, along with a custom Pixy mount that attaches to the hot shoe of the video camera. We’re stoked to be featured on the show! Dig the episode: