by Luxonis

An embedded platform for combining Depth and AI, built around Myriad X

View all updates Apr 23, 2020

Custom Training & Other Progress

by Brandon G

Hi DepthAI Fans,

We’re continuing to work hard on DepthAI resources, so we have an exciting slew of updates for you!

Custom Training Tutorial

We now have a Custom Training Tutorial which uses Google Colab. So you can train your own custom models for DepthAI completely for free.

Other Progress

Additionally, since the last update, we:

  • Improved stereo depth synchronization - improving overall depth quality - and in particular improving quality under fast motion.
  • Enabled a USB2 only mode to allow use of longer cables and resolve issues some Linux distros and hardware permutations have with USB3
  • Updated our firmware and software to support OpenVINO 2020.1.
  • Released an open-source regression-testing script (which can help users see various use-cases of the DepthAI API
  • Implemented support for Mac OS X / HomeBrew (which is awesome, it's my new favorite feature).
  • Implemented a C++-level watchdog and monitors and recovers should something go wrong w/ the device (say if someone hits the reset button on the board during your big demo, the system will just recover without your code crashing - it will just see a delay while it recovers).
  • Implemented a host-side supervisor which automatically makes DepthAI recover from exceptions at the Python level. Accidentally don't catch a NaN going into a plot? No problem, DephtAI will do that for you.
  • Open Sourced the C++ DepthAI API. This enables pip install support directly, which we'll be working on.
  • Fixed a USB3 issue with the Raspberry Pi 4. Now you can happily use full USB3 speed with the Raspberry Pi 4.
  • Published a bunch of documentation (relatively speaking) on

There’s probably more, but the list was getting long!

And the best is yet to come. Even with all the progress above, there are a bunch of other features that we’re excited to be working on, and will share with you when we can.

Stay safe and best wishes,
Brandon and the Luxonis team

About the Author

Brandon G

 Westminster, CO

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Product Choices


DepthAI: RPi Compute Module Edition

Complete DepthAI system including Raspberry Pi Compute Module, microSD card pre-loaded with Raspbian and DepthAI Python interface. Boots up running object localization demo. Just connect to power and an HDMI display.


DepthAI: USB3 Onboard Camera Edition

This DepthAI variant interfaces over USB3C to the host, allowing use with your (embedded) host platform of choice, including the Raspberry Pi and other popular embedded hosts.


DepthAI: USB3 FFC Edition

DepthAI for the host of your choice. Runs on anything that runs OpenVINO (a lot of things), including Mac OS X, Linux (Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, CentOS, Yocto), and Windows 10.


DepthAI: System on Module

Allows you to integrate the power of DepthAI into your own products. Supports 3 cameras total; dual 720p, 120 Hz Global Shutter and one 4K, 60 Hz Color connected through a 100-pin board-to-board connector. All power conditioning/sequencing, clock synthesis for the Myriad and the cameras, and boot sequencing is included in the module. Just provide 5 V power and physical connections to cameras.


4K, 60 Hz Video Modular Color Camera


720p, 120 Hz Global Shutter Modular Stereo Camera Pair



Brandon quit his job at Ubiquiti leading the UniFi team in order to focus on embedded machine learning and computer vision. He misses the UniFi team. But he just had to try this, as he thinks it's the future!

Brandon Gilles



Prototype Fabrication



Manufacturing Partner

Sunny Opotech


Sourcing: Camera modules

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