Did you know the RP2040 PIO peripherals can be configured for reading in camera/video data? that’s right, you can directly wire up OV7670/OV2640-like cameras to a RP2040/Pico and then read out image data into a RAM buffer (thankfully theres a ton of RAM on the RP2040) – video. We just got support into CircuitPython as well, so we can read a buffer, as seen here, then pipe it back out over SPI to a TFT. Could be great for image recognition, tinyML, DIY cameras, IoT monitoring, etc! We built up a Perma-Proto for swapping different cameras in for testing. We’re getting a little posterization-effect, which looks cool but is not on purpose, hopefully will get it sorted out very soon! Check out the library here https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CircuitPython_OV7670
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