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
Response from APtech | Feb. 27, 2016
Thank you for your review and your kind comments best regards Anthony Pirotta. and cool video :D
More detailed documentation regarding the variable resistor would be nice. I figured it out after some guesstimation mixed with trial and error.
Also, blame it on inexperience if you want, but I didn't know I needed to download the latest version of Processing to see the display (download from processing.org).
Other than that, the camera works great and operates the way I needed it to.
Response from APtech | May 18, 2015
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.
Nicely done PCB with rounded corners. Headers are high enough to leave plenty of space for soldering and fit tightly into the Arduino board. I had to cut off 4 pins for use on an old Arduino Duemilanove.
Response from APtech | Feb. 3, 2015
Thanks for the review.
Dec. 16, 2014
Review of Arduino proto shield: appears to be nicely done