by StereoPi

An open source stereoscopic camera based on Raspberry Pi

View all updates Sep 26, 2019

Field Report: Minimalist case from mounting plate

by Taki

After my StereoPi was delivered, I needed a handy solution to get the cameras mounted and the StereoPi connected without fear of damaging the ribbon cables while experimenting. My first thought was to use a standard, generic case and add some high quality glass to get my 3D pictures and videos to an acceptable quality. However, on second thought, and not wanting to wait for a parts order to be delivered, I came up with an easier, cheaper, and faster solution: why not use the mounting plate that came with the StereoPi? Some 2 mm stand-offs, screws, four holes, and the short ribbon cables should do the trick. I couldn’t find any information about the positions of the holes on the PCB, so I measured them with a caliper: 85 x 35 mm. The next step was drilling four 2.1 mm holes in the corners and countersinking all holes. The reason for the latter was that I wanted to use 2 mm countersunk Torx screws, to keep the surface even. The mounting plate is slightly asymmetrical in order not to bend the ribbon cables, so the whole plate must be mounted accordingly:

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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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