In late August 2013 I stumbled across this Kickstarter project for the CMUcam5 Pixy. Almost immediately I realized the possibilities for such a device and was happy to throw my (limited) money at the project. After signing in to my Kickstarter account and navigating back to the project page I decided to back the Pixy + Pan/Tilt mechanism. This backer level gets you the base Pixy, as well as a dual servo assembly that can hold the Pixy and pan/tilt the device to follow an object.
Well today I finally got to lay hands on my CMUcam5 Pixy and this article is just a brief introduction to my first experience with the Pixy. I plan to have more articles down the road as well as a comprehensive post to makezine.com.