Monthly Archives: October 2015

VoCam264: Perfect now!


After 12 failed versions, finally I made it.

Pure Video Quality: every detail, just that clean.
Low Power Consumption: h264 mode <= 0.75w(1080p/25fps); MJPG <= 0.7w Small size: 20mm only.
High Compress: 1080p/25fps, 300~600KB/s
Embed Microphone: 8KHz, sound record.
USB 2.0 Interface: directly connect to VoCore or PC, no driver requested(mjpeg).
Lens: 2.8mm 130°


Stable Temperature: -10~35℃ (1080p/15fps, 0.75watt)
Max Operation Temperature: 45℃
Max: 1080p, 30fps(this is not good for CMOS, might cause permanently damage)
WARNING: over 45℃ might cause permanently damage to CMOS, suggest use it in room under 35C(heat sink is necessary).

I spend over 1000 hours on this little thing, once I even think it is impossible: I can not avoid noise from DCDC effects the video quality; I can not lower the power consumption; I can not reduce the heat; I can not… but everything has passed, THERE IT IS.

This is a real challenge. 😀 What next?

PS: we did not compose the heat sink and lens.

Fix VoCore can not show AP when STA not working in AP+STA

Recently I am trying to fix a issue that most people had already known it: if you setting up VoCore into AP+STA mode to connect to your home router(or any router else), once your changed your home router password or you bring VoCore to another place that it can not find your home router AP signal ,VoCore will failed to create its “VoCore-XXXXXX” AP hot point.
(Is Chinglish the most popular language on internet? 😀 Hope you can understand what I am saying upper)
The problem is you will not able to connect to VoCore through wireless if you bring your VoCore-in-AP+STA-mode to another place.

Last time I introduce a script writing by LiZhuohuan, but it has some limit, it is not clever enough, it only change your VoCore from AP+STA to AP when it detect VoCore can not connect to your home router, but once your VoCore back to your home, it can not recover it, you have to set AP+STA back manually, and the script keep running every 10~30 seconds, that takes power. So I write this little tool do all magically.

Copy vocoremon to /bin/vocoremon
Add one line into /etc/rc.local:
/bin/vocoremon 20 >> /tmp/vocore.log &
That’s ALL.

Every time VoCore boot up, it will run vocoremon, if AP+STA is normal, quit itself, else vocoremon makes VoCore run in AP mode. When next time boot, vocoremon find your STA back to normal, it will quit AP mode and make VoCore run back into AP+STA mode.
So once you install vocoremon, do not have to take USB2TTL anymore, VoCore are able to create its AP hot point anywhere, any setting.

I tested it, works normal in my home, but I know the situation is complex, it has a low chance not working, I open the source code into, hope everybody could update it make it better.

The bin file can be download here.