Webcam + Arduino Mega

Hi, I’m new at this and wanted to ask the following: I want to connect a webcam (USB) to mega arduino. Then wanted to know if you need to buy the USB host shield containing the type usb “A” or can I connect directly to the arduino to type “B” usb. If you can connect I need some extra library?

Thank you very much and sorry for my English!

Greetings to all!

I want to connect a webcam (USB) to mega arduino.

From what I’ve seen, you will be the first to make this happen.

The Arduino Mega has not got enough memory nor is fast enough for a web cam.

If it were then you would need a USB host shield ut it is not so save your money.

Instead use a Raspberry Pi and connect the web cam to it and the Arduino Mega to it if you then need some real time control.

Great Post! Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Great Post!!! Thank for all!!!