A successful demonstration of SkyCube’s 4D Systems JPEG UART camera talking to its computer processor board.
The processor controls the camera and converts its raw image data to ASCII (text). It then sends the ASCII out one of its serial ports. The ASCII image is captured with a logic analyzer and displayed on a PC laptop screen.
The camera is operating at its lowest possible resolution (80×60) for the purpose of the test. This is obviously not how it’ll be used it in space, but it does show that all the pieces are working, and that they can talk to each other. For more details on the project, go to http://www.skycube.org/
Watch SkyCube Camera Demo 2012 07 16
SkyCube satellite uses Kickstarter for Funding http://www.uk.amsat.org/8955