Type: Camera (with WiFi)
Architecture: For Micro:bit (Micro:bit not included)
Camera Communication Interface: Analog interface (3-wire) to a Micro:bit shield
Camera Control Interface: WiFi (through the Yahboom Robot app)
App Compatibility: Android and iOS
Servo Control: Horizontal (x-axis/left-right) & Vertical (y-axis/up-down)
Horizontal Rotation Angle: Around 180° rotation
Vertical Rotation Angle: Around 120° rotation
Holder Material: Acrylic (with metal components)
Camera Case Material: 3D-printed (PLA)
Operating Voltage (through the 18650 battery provided): +3.7 volts
Operating Current: May vary depending on the function
Weight and Size Dimensions
Product Weight: 183g (fully assembled)
Camera Size (L x W x H): 37 x 12.3 x 39.5 mm
Base Size (L x W x H): 99.9 x 100 x 3.1 mm
Product Size (L x W x H): 99.9 x 100 x 111 mm
As one of the more unique products being reviewed, this small WiFi camera does stand out to me and here are some things I like about it:
1. Its simple yet firm construction, relying mostly on acrylic parts and some 3D printed parts.
2. The camera's capability to link to an app on your smartphone or device, which can be useful when monitoring the camera from around your house or workplace wirelessly through the app.
3. The short time needed to build and set the whole camera up, which can be done in 1-2 hours without any major issues. The parts are also individually packaged in plastic bags for better organisation.
One thing which I would like next time is if paper instructions could be included with the product, which will simply make construction easier.
Red Wire - VCC (+5v)
Black Wire - GND (-)
Yellow Wire - TXD (Transmit Data)
Green Wire - RXD (Receive Data)
In order to run the code, you will first need to download the Yahboom package for the Microsoft MakeCode programming software for the Micro:bit from this link here before proceeding: https://github.com/lzty634158/SuperBit
Alternatively, instead of coding manually, you can download the code from the file here:
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Be sure to check out the Microbit Robotic WiFi Camera with Electric Control Setup by clicking here.