Onion Omega2 Pro

by Onion

A tiny, open source, plug-and-play Linux dev board with Wi-Fi and lots of storage

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

$55

Omega2 Pro

An Omega2 Pro IoT Computer so you can get a head start on your projects in the new year!


$85

Omega2 Pro Essentials Collection

An Omega2 Pro and our essential, most popular OLED and Ethernet Expansions. Build projects with a small physical display, that can use wireless or wired networking.


$140

Omega2 Pro Ultimate Collection

An Omega2 Pro and the whole family of available Expansions: NFC/RFID Expansion, ADC Expansion, GPS Expansion, OLED Expansion, Servo (PWM) Expansion, Relay Expansion, Ethernet Expansion, Proto Expansion


$15

OLED Expansion

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

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

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

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

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

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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