RggBer: FPGA-based Open Hardware for Image Capture and Processing

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Mar 07, 2017

Campaign Conclusion, Moving Forward

The RggBer campaign has concluded and unfortunately, it did not meet its funding goal. Consequently, no backers will be charged for their pledges. The RggBer team and I would like to send our sincere thanks to everyone who did back RggBer, signed up for updates, and followed the campaign. All of the pledges and feedback were very encouraging for the future of RggBer. Our hope is that as Arduino has become a standard for general electronic control and Raspberry PI has become a standard for embedded CPU applications, RggBer will become a standard for open hardware dedicated to embedded video applications. Our goal is for RggBer to become a world standard.

While RggBer did not meet its funding goal for several reasons, it’s important to know that this is not the end of our project. We’ve learned a lot from this campaign, so our plan is to relaunch on Crowd Supply after making a number of changes and improvement. Specifically, we plan to:

  • Play a larger role in online communities to gather feedback and information from potential followers and users. We hope to try out some different projects with community help, so people can get a better idea of what RggBer does, and how we can improve it.
  • We plan to upgrade RggBer with a series of daughter boards that extend RggBer’s functionality for inter-connectivity, image net building, multi-camera systems, and optical arrays.
  • We will investigate new pricing structures, possibly with an “early bird” offering for initial supporters.

If you are interested in the future of RggBer and want to share any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to email us. We will post another update once we have established our community presence, so that backers and interested parties can find us and add to the conversation. We’re looking forward to it!

$1,229 raised

of $8,750 goal

Funding Unsuccessful

Feb 22

ended

14%

funded

31

pledges

Product Choices

$189

Standard RggBer Video Development Board

RggBer development board with FPGA and 60° view angle, 1080p CMOS Image Sensor.


$6

RggBer Protective Shield

Protective acrylic shield and mounting hardware for your RggBer.


$20

Cable Kit

Connect your RggBer to your rig or another RggBer with this kit containing a high quality mini-USB cable, two HDMI cables, and an HDMI adapter. 1 x HDMI type A adaptor, female to female. 1 x mini USB to USB type A cable, 0.5 m. 2 x HDMI type C to type A cable, 1 m.


$15

120-degree view angle CIS module

120-degree view angle, fixed-focus CIS module using an OV5640 sensor chip.

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