Give Vision to Your Maker Project with the Tiny Caspa Camera

March 24, 2016 | Karen Schultz

Introducing the Tiny Caspa .3MP, 27-pin camera board, only $20.00

Measuring just 22x22mm, the Tiny Caspa camera board is an affordable and compact solution to maker projects that require a digital camera in tight places, like quadcopters or robotic projects. The board is also perfect for developers building small and covert surveillance applications for businesses and home security.

Picture of the Tiny Caspa Camera Board

Designed for the equally compact Gumstix Overo COMs, like the Overo® AIRSTORM-Y COM with Wifi/Bluetooth support, the board’s features include a maximum resolution of 640×480 with its built-in lens, a frame rate of 30fps and 8-bit parallel image output in raw (Bayer) format. One project idea would be to use the WiFi or Bluetooth capabilities of the Overo Airstorm-Y COM to wirelessly transmit footage from the Tiny Caspa on a quadcopter back to your laptop.

Moreover, the Tiny Caspa camera board can be used with any custom-built board in Geppetto® D2O with a 27-pin connector and there is a Tiny Caspa Module in Geppetto, Gumstix’s online Design-to-Order software, allowing customers to design and build their own custom Gumstix boards.