Pixy2 CMUcam5

The Pixy2 CMUcam5 is smaller, faster and more capable than original Pixy. With the help of the new algorithms, it can detect and track lines for use with line-following robots and even intersections and “road signs” as well. By its strong sensitivity, your robot will be more flexible.

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  • 10+: $60.40



We are happy to announce an improved Pixy version 2.1. Included in the new design:

  • Wider field-of-view
  • Replaceable lens
  • Adjustable focus
  • Less chromatic distortion
  • Less pixel noise
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The Pixy2 CMUcam5 is the second version of Pixy. It's faster, smaller, and more capable than the original Pixy, adding line tracking/following algorithms as well as other features.  Pixy2 CMUcam5 can detect lines, intersections and small barcodes, intended for line-following robots. 

Here's what we've added to Pixy2 CMUcam5:

  • Improved framerate – 60 frames-per-second with Pixy2. 

  • Tracking algorithms have been added to color-based object detection

  • Improved and simplified libraries for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other controllers

  • Integrated light source

  • The small, fast, easy-to-use, low-cost, readily-available vision system

  • Able to learn to detect objects that you teach it.

  • Compatible with Arduino using the included cable. Also works with Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone and similar controllers

  • All libraries for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc. are provided

  • C/C++ and Python are supported

  • Communicates via one of several interfaces: SPI, I2C, UART, USB or analog/digital output

  • Configuration utility runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux

  • All software/firmware is open-source GNU-licensed

  • All hardware documentation including schematics, bill of materials, PCB layout, etc. are provided


  • Seven color signatures

  • Hundreds of objects

  • Teach it the objects you’re interested in

  • Pixy2 "tracks" each object it detects

  • color code

  • Detecting and tracking lines

  • Detecting Intersections and "branching"

Hardware Overview 


You can also add a Pan/Tilt2 Servo Motor Kit for Pixy2 - Dual Axis Robotic Camera Mount for your robotic project! 

Technical details

Dimensions 42mm x38mm x15mm
Weight G.W 20g
Battery Exclude
Processor NXP LPC4330, 204 MHz, dual core
Image sensor Aptina MT9M114, 1296×976 resolution with integrated image flow processor
Lens field-of-view 60 degrees horizontal, 40 degrees vertical
Power consumption 140 mA typical
Power input USB input (5V) or unregulated input (6V to 10V)
RAM 264K bytes
Flash 2M bytes
Available data outputs UART serial, SPI, I2C, USB, digital, analog
Integrated light source, approximately 20 lumens

Part List

Pixy 2 CMUcam5 Image Sensor 1
FC-10P to FC-6P Cable 1
Screw Package 1


HSCODE 9031900090
USHSCODE 90230000



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