Onion Omega2 LTE

by Onion

A 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connected Linux dev board with GNSS global positioning

View all updates Dec 17, 2020

New Campaign: Onion Tau LiDAR Camera

by Lazar D

The Onion Tau LiDAR Camera campaign is now live!

The Onion Tau Camera is a 3D depth camera. It’s like a regular webcam, except that it produces 3D depth data instead of color frames. It’s USB-based, plug-and-play, and requires no additional computation to start producing depth data. So you can plug it into your computer with a USB cable and it will power on and start sending frames with depth measurements in real time.

The Tau is an affordable next step beyond single-point depth or one-dimensional scanner solutions, and serves as a great starting point for 3D depth sensing. We also developed a Web App to visualize depth data that works right out of the box:

We have noticed a rise in the popularity of lidar/ToF devices among our audience and hobbyists in general, and are interested in developing a LiDAR product. Last year, we offered an experimental Omega2 LiDAR Kit that paired an Omega2+ with an off-the-shelf LiDAR scanner. It was a big success, so we started thinking on how we could work with LiDAR even further.

Instead of starting from the ground up, we decided a collaboration would be the best way forward. Earlier this year, we started working with Visionary Semiconductor (VSemi), a start-up based in Waterloo, Ontario, to make their industrial-focused depth camera solution accessible to hobbyists. The Onion Tau LiDAR Camera is the result of this collaboration.

Join in the fun and explore the many computer vision, robotics, and augmented reality use cases enabled by having a 3D depth camera.

About the Author

Lazar D

greenbreakfast  ·   Toronto, Canada


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Product Choices

$105

Omega2 LTE

An Omega2 LTE IoT computer to build your own cellular IoT projects with Linux. You'll need an antenna for LTE and GNSS connectivity.


$10

3-in-1 Flex Antenna

An all-in-one starter antenna that's good for use worldwide. The antenna sports two LTE antennas for better indoor reception and a GNSS antenna that's good for use outdoors.


$49

Pro Antenna Kit

Get the best reception for your IoT project with the Pro Antenna Kit. Features two suction-mount LTE antennas, a magnetic mount GNSS antenna, and three SMA to U.FL adapters for easy connection to the Omega2 LTE.


$145

Omega2 LTE Essentials Collection

1x Omega2 LTE, 1x Ethernet Expansion, 1x ADC Expansion, 1x 3-in-1 Flex Antenna


$245

Omega2 LTE Ultimate Collection

1x Omega2 LTE, 1x Ethernet Expansion, 1x OLED Expansion, 1x Servo Expansion, 1x ADC Expansion, 1x NFC Expansion, 1x Proto Expansion, 1x 3-in-1 Flex Antenna, 1x Pro Antenna Kit


$15

OLED Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

An OLED Expansion board for your Omega2 LTE

The OLED Expansion adds a low-power 0.96″ monochrome display to your Omega. With a resolution of 128×64, you can use it to display text, images, and even animations. Very useful for displaying status information, web data, and small logos.


$15

Ethernet Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

An Ethernet Expansion board for your Omega2 LTE

The Ethernet Expansion adds an Ethernet port to your Omega with a maximum connection speed of 100Mbps. While the Omega is all about wireless connectivity, a reliable wired network connection can be a great addition to a project, and the Ethernet Expansion is a great tool for quickly reflashing your Omega’s firmware.


$20

NFC/RFID Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

A NFC/RFID Expansion board for your Omega2 LTE

Bring contact-less RFID and NFC communication to your Omega2. It supports reading and writing with several NFC and RFID protocols at 13.56 MHz. Comes bundled with two programmable Mifare Ultralight tags.


$15

ADC Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

An ADC Expansion board for your Omega2 LTE

Omega2 can now read all types of analog voltages and sensors with the help of this ADC Expansion. Read and interpret up to 4 analog voltage or sensor inputs, each with 16 bits of precision.


$5

Proto Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

A Proto Expansion board for your Omega2 LTE

The Proto Expansion for the Onion Omega allows you to create your very own expansion that interfaces with your Omega. It provides a small soldering area and 30-pin header that plugs into the Expansion Dock. With it you will have full control over what kind of project you design for your Omega.


$15

Servo Expansion

From the Onion Omega2 Pro project.

A Servo Expansion board for your Omega2 LTE

The Servo Expansion adds 16 PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) outputs to your Omega. Connect standard servos directly to the Expansion since each channel has its own 3-pin connectors, making it that much easier to get started with your project! This Expansion is great in any application that requires servos, like a robotics project or anything with moving parts. Given that PWM is so useful, you can also use this Expansion to precisely control LEDs or drive a DC motor using an H-bridge. The Servo Expansion is often also called the PWM Expansion.

Credits

Onion

Onion is a team of technology enthusiasts, creators, and strivers, looking to make amazing products and even better user experiences. Onion has been in business since 2014, graduating from the TechStars Startup Accelerator in Boston that year. In 2015, we introduced the world to the Onion Omega IoT computer.


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