This is a follow-up to “Arduino OV7670 live image to screen” video. In this tutorial I am connecting only a camera to Arduino (no screen) and sending image to computer over serial connection.

Image can be transferred with up to 2Mbit/sec baud rate. Although that speed is not very stable and I have set 1Mbit/sec as default.

Interestingly tough the 1Mbit/sec only works with Arduino clones. With Genuine Arduino Uno you have to lower the baud rate since 1Mbit/sec is always very glitchy. I think that for some reason Chinese ch340 serial chip handles high speeds better than FTDI chip used in the original Arduino.

LiveOV7670 project (Arduino):
https://github.com/indrekluuk/LiveOV7670

Arduino image captre project (Java):
https://github.com/indrekluuk/ArduinoImageCapture

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