Hi, I am building a 3D laser scanner using laser line triangulation. However there are two issues:
Based on other threads, the arduino doesn't seem to be powerful enough to write image data to external media in real time, which is especially a problem as I was hoping to speed up the scanning process by capturing images from two separate cameras at 15 FPS. Is there a way to do this (without using a laptop, maybe using multiple Arduino Megas)? If the problem lies in speed of extenal media, what are the image processing capacities of the Arduino like? It would be possible to do some very basic image processing to reduce the data size (only saving the co-ordinates of the brightest pixel on each line).
I can't find any decent camera modules with a resolution higher than 640x480 (apart from this one: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8668 (which would be the ideal camera if it weren't for the fact that no-one has managed to take photos with it.)