Anyone replace stock camera w/ higher res? [AR.Drone2.0]

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tmonax
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Anyone replace stock camera w/ higher res? [AR.Drone2.0]

Post by tmonax » 02 Feb 2015, 19:27

Has anyone been able to find a way to replace the standard forward facing camera on an ARv2.0, with a better / higher res model?

I'm just starting my search now, but figured I'd poll the forum first.

Thanks!

Darklo
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Re: Anyone replace stock camera w/ higher res? [AR.Drone2.0]

Post by Darklo » 08 Feb 2015, 22:52

Sorry, that is not possible. If you change the camera with higher resolution, you'll also need to replace the CPU and DSP with something fast enough to process increased data stream, not to mention a new firmware that is aware of new camera and has drivers for it. As you go through this process, you'll end up with a completely new drоne, something like Bebop.

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Re: Anyone replace stock camera w/ higher res? [AR.Drone2.0]

Post by Stormswift » 11 Feb 2015, 05:11

Maybe the question should be can you add a camera vs replace?

EricTN
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Re: Anyone replace stock camera w/ higher res? [AR.Drone2.0]

Post by EricTN » 20 Feb 2015, 14:09

Hey, but are there any custom lenses, which make the focus better or the view wider??

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Re: Anyone replace stock camera w/ higher res? [AR.Drone2.0]

Post by deerfarmer » 28 May 2015, 05:53

EricTN wrote:Hey, but are there any custom lenses, which make the focus better or the view wider??
here is a youtube video on how to change the camera focus...

looks like a crazy mod to me, but hey, guess it's doable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmb48xK5zJA

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Re: Anyone replace stock camera w/ higher res? [AR.Drone2.0]

Post by EricTN » 31 Oct 2015, 13:28

I've done that, it fas fun playing around with the focus, because you can set the focus distance to a very short amount!!

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Re: Anyone replace stock camera w/ higher res? [AR.Drone2.0]

Post by Marz0008 » 31 Dec 2015, 16:21

That YouTube video isn't much of a mod, but does provide some info on the matter. I ordered a 1/4 CMOS with a wide angle lens, but here's hoping it will fit. The idea is that there should be lenses for these type of small cameras that we can use.

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