This product was cheaper and has a simpler interface than the one i was using previously. Shipping took a long time, but I understand that some people don't have too many options. Thanks for a nice product!
This is an awesome invention... I guess the idea was not original and other products already use linear sensor arrays to provide view capabilities with a lens, but giving it away for 30 $ is crazy. Here in the Spanish national league we are using it to improve the autonomous cars we use. The TSL1401CL is not a full fledged camera, but its amazing array of sensors, ADC signal, exposure customization and ease-ness of ignoring given values to speed up scans is a must have for the next generation of line following robots... or well, non-line following robots also. :D
I am so thrilled with the product I sound like an infomercial jeje. You can check our prototype with it here: https://youtu.be/Fh3niCjlvwE?t=7m55s
Thank for your review. and you are right i do need to put more documentation regarding the variable resistor, but if you have anymore questions about the camera or any other one my products? just ask, send me a message.