Charmed Labs’ Pixy2 embarks as the next version of the company’s popular smart vision sensor. Pixy2 is smaller, faster and more capable than the original Pixy and, like its predecessor, Pixy2 can learn to detect objects. Additionally, Pixy2 has new algorithms that detect and track lines for use with line-following robots. The new algorithms can detect intersections and "road signs" as well.
Pixy2 supports a wide variety of microcontrollers, including the popular Arduino platform as well as Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black. Notably, it handles all image processing on-board, freeing up the host microcontroller for other tasks. At less than half the size of its predecessor, the sensor can process images faster at 60 fps. It has an integrated light source that it can turn on for when the lighting needs a boost. Also available with Pixy2 is a redesigned pan-tilt mechanism that gives Pixy2 the ability to look around and track the objects that it detects.