Thanks for the comments!
Definately an old thread :D
I've been playing around with a SRV1 camera with the base expansion module (just wanted to add wifi to it, no need for the other stuff) for about a month now, ran into all sorts of problems when I first got the thing put together, I had a bad wifi module which drove me nuts because the problem was the transmit side of the module was dead, and it was finally replaced after buying a second one. I have it mounted on a pan/tilt setup on top of a A4WD1 rover.
I only bought the Blackfin camera and WiFi. No base. Took forever to learn enough WiFi stuff and get the video over the WLAN (bought a pocket WLAN).
It's currently mounted on top of my "MicroMoose" (too big for a Micromouse) 'bot. Probably just use the camera/Wifi for video and coms, although I also have a PS2 module and a BB2 BasicAtomPro on board. I'll shift over to the Blackfin CPU later.
Now with everything working I am finding "gotcha's" with the SRV1, with the first thing being the servo control is not all that great, I had hoped to avoid using a separate servo controller, but that's not an option. The SRV is going to just be for tracking objects and few other things. Since the wifi has 2 serial ports, I intend to use it to talk with a micro which in turn will collect sensor data. I am hoping to have it controlled via pc as well as the ability to operate on it's own.
I had hoped to use the DC servo motor drivers, but they can't handle the current for my Lynxmotion motors. Oh well. I have a RoboJaw driver for that.
The faster WiFi serial link should be nice. But aren't they connecting both up to the Blackfin uP?
I'm putting together a ring of six SRF08 ultrasonic sensors, with a dedicated processor. Also have a TPA81 and TSL1401 Line sensor camera, and several Sharp IR sensors to mount somewhere!
Current goal is to run in table top challenge.