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Using a Video Experimenter as MIDI Controller

This simple project shows how a video signal captured by a Video Experimenter Shield can be used to send MIDI messages to a synthesizer. A small camera module is connected to the input of the Video Experimenter (the red wire in the picture is for powering the camera...

Displaying Android Phone Video on an RGB LED Matrix

Difficulty Level = 10 [What’s this?] I bought this awesome RGB LED matrix panel from Adafruit and really wanted to see if I could make it display video from an Android phone. It was somewhat difficult, but by using my Android phone, the OpenCV computer vision...

Visualizing TV Dialog Using Closed Caption Data

Difficulty Level = 8 [What’s this?] One of the coolest things you can do with the nootropic design Video Experimenter shield for Arduino is decode the closed caption data embedded in NTSC (North American) television broadcasts. I figured out how to do this and...

Video Experimenter on the Seeeduino Mega

The nootropic design Video Experimenter shield uses some pretty advanced features of the Arduino’s ATmega328 microcontroller. One downside of this is that you can’t use the Video Experimenter shield on an Arduino Mega. Why? Well, the designers of the...

Overlay GPS Data on Video

Difficulty Level = 7 [What’s this?] Several people in the FPV RC world (that’s First Person View Remote Control for the uninitiated) have contacted me about the possibility of using a Video Experimenter shield as an OSD solution (on screen display). People...

Decoding Closed Captioning Data

Difficulty Level = 8 [What’s this?] How Does Closed Captioning Work? Closed captioning is the technology used to embed text or other information in an NTSC television broadcast (North America, Japan, some of South America). It is typically a transcription of the...