by StereoPi

An open source stereoscopic camera based on Raspberry Pi

View all updates Dec 10, 2018

Factory prototypes passed all tests

by Eugene Pomazov

As we mentioned in our previous update, 3 weeks ago we started first step for preparing production at chosen factory. Now we are glad to inform you that first step is successfully complete!

During these 3 weeks these things happened:

  • During first week factory started PCB manufacturing and begun components bought.
  • During second week components was mounted on equipment, which will be used for batch production. At this step all components were mounted except some connectors. We received some photos at this stage:
  • On the second week all components needed for tests also arrived at factory (Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Lite and 2 cameras).

  • For all 20 pieces factory performed all tests, and all 20 pieces have passed them successfully! If you’re curious, for the tests our team created MicroSD Raspbian image with auto-started self-tests.

With every StereoPi factory do the next things:

  1. Insert MicroSD with test software
  2. Insert Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Lite
  3. Connect two cameras
  4. Connect Ethernet cable from StereoPi to router
  5. Connect HDMI monitor
  6. Connect USB device
  7. Turn power on

Script runs on start checks all things like camera modules, USB, Ethernet. If every subtest was successful script shows “green” result. So we obtained “green” for all 20 pieces.

  • All these 20 pieces have been packed and sent to us. We plan to receive it on the next week. Here’s the photo of final sample and batch packed in a box:

The last thing we plan to do is to make aggressive tests in our lab. If aggressive tests will not show any things needed to be patched, then it means we have approved hardware design and ready to press “start” button for production right after successfully crowdfunding. We do our best now to start crowdfunding campaign in the nearest few weeks!

About the Author

Eugene Pomazov

StereoPi  ·  Realizator  ·   St. Petersburg

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Product Choices


StereoPi AnyCase Kit

With AnyCase Kit you can get your setup in a 10 minutes, before you go to your 3D printer or laser cut machine! You can assemble any case with 25, 65, 120 or 200 mm stereobase, or for 360 degree video with just a screwdriver! And you have 12 more camera ribbons now, do not afraid to bend you cables in your bold experiments!


StereoPi Slim Edition

Perfect for DIY ninjas and those wanting to embed StereoPi in a tight space. This board is the same as the standard edition, but without all the bulky connectors - the Ethernet RJ45 jack, GPIO header, and dual USB Type-A connector have not been populated. To use this board, you will need your own Raspberry Pi Compute Module, cameras, and camera ribbon cables. Two short power cables already included.


StereoPi Starter Kit

This kit has everything you need to get started right away. The kit includes one StereoPi Standard Edition board, two V1 cameras (w/ ~20 cm ribbon cables), one Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 + Lite, and everything in the StereoPi Accessories Kit (two short ribbon cables, one USB power cable, two power cables, one V1/V2 dual-camera mounting plate, and one wide-angle dual-camera mounting plate). We've also included a microSD card pre-imaged with Raspbian and all the stereoscopic video and image demos you see on this project page.


StereoPi Deluxe Kit

This kit includes everything in the StereoPi Starter Kit and adds two wide-angle (160°) cameras (w/ ~20 cm ribbon cables). With this kit, you'll be able to run all of the demos shown on this project page and start experimenting on your own. You will reign supreme over your stereoscopic domain.



We are a small team of geeks who have been making remote-controlled things with livestreaming video since 2010. We've done everything from boats and planes, to robots, copters, and VR helmets. If we can't find the right tools for our projects, we build them ourselves.


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