Give me a break!


So, you know the story behind OpenSprinklette.

Why bother with an raspingdoodleberry Pi and a “open” hardware controller for sprinklers of the OpenSprinkler, for $200 all up, if you can build a controller for sub $20 using a UNO based ESP8266 with a quad relay board, or a nest ESP8266 with single relays.

Well, StarGazer is US$980! Or, at current rates, AUS$1,390.91!

When all you need is a OpenMV M7 at $60, with a bunch of printed April Tags. Oh, and some trigonometry.

Two OpenMV M7 on their way to my parts bins.

My CMUCAM5 Pixy is getting old, but I wonder if I can sneak some of the OpenMV libraries over to the CMUCAM?

My PX4FLOW is looking sad. This is because its the same price breakpoint as the OpenMV M7. The PX4FLOW is only for Optical Flow tracking. The OpenMV can be used at least for Optical Flow, but also for a range of other applications as noted on its web page.

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