StereoPi

by virt2real

An open source stereoscopic camera based on Raspberry Pi

View all updates Dec 09, 2019

Horse Vision, Humanoid Telepresence Robot and other Cool Projects from StereoPi Owners

by Eugene Pomazov

Horse Vision

Horse vision by Alan Hook

Have you ever noticed that a horse’s eye position and view direction differs from the human’s eyes? Actually they have wider field of view, narrow "3D" field of view in front direction. Also, horse can not see the color red. Alan Hook used StereoPi with two wide-angle cameras to allow humans to look and feel like horse do. To decrease video latency he used our DIY VR helmet guide as a base for his setup. Also, he faced a challenge to cut off the color red from the video livestream in real-time.

You can read a back story of this project and look at real-time color filtering discussions on Raspberry Pi forum and StereoPi forum.

3D humanoid telepresence robot

Humanoid telepresence robot by Vadym Burov

You see, our team has a lot of experience in telepresence and remote-controlled systems. So when we heard "telepresence robot", we imagined a small box with 4-wheels and a camera on the top. But this project is breaking our stereotype. Vadym Burov, author of this project, combined several fantastic technologies and built a prototype of a humanoid robot!

  • He used the open source Inmoov robot as a platform
  • Open source StereoPi board responsible for 3D stereoscopic video livestream
  • With this solution Vadym is able to remotely control the robots arm (and all 5 fingers!)

You can find a brief review and demo of this robot here on YouTube, and discuss it with the author at our StereoPi forum thread.

Blinky Bot

It is always interesting to look at robot evolution, from the first cardboard prototypes and up to hardware forms of life! In the middle of this year Blinky’s embryo has looked like this:

Blinky robot, early stage

And now, after some evolution, it has morphed into the below:

Blinky robot, current stage (as of December, 04, 2019)

The author says Waveshare Alphabot is used in the Blinky chest, and always adds "Not everything works yet but the neck, wheels and vision do remotely."

Let’s look at the further Blinky evolution! Here you can find author’s comment on his project: Blinky Box.

MacFeeglePrime robot

This robot by Keegan Neave is planning to take a part in the PiWars 2020 competition. It is exciting to look at the progress from the draft sketches and up to advanced mechanics!

MacFeeglePrime robot evolution

As of 04 of December, MacFeeglePrime evolved to this stage:

MacFeeglePrime robot (04 of December, 2019)

You can look at the MacFeeglePrime story in this Twitter #MacFeeglePrime collection

Hey, maker, do you have a project in progress? Come on, share it with us on Twitter, our forum, submit a Crowd Supply Field Report to share what you’ve been doing with the Crowd Supply community, or tweet a picture of how you are using your Crowd Supply hardware by December 31, 2019 for a chance to win a $250 store credit. Details here.

And if you just planning to start it - make a sketch today, and let it grow like Blinky and MacFeeglePrime!

About the Author

Eugene Pomazov

StereoPi  ·  Realizator  ·   St. Petersburg


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Product Choices

$35

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!


$69

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.


$89

StereoPi Standard Edition

The world of stereoscopic video awaits! This board is the ultimate interface between two cameras and a Raspberry Pi Compute Module. It comes with all the bells and whistles, including Ethernet, dual USB ports, GPIO header, microSD slot, HDMI output, and more. To use this board, you will need your own Raspberry Pi Compute Module, cameras, and camera ribbon cables. Two short power cables already included.


$125

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.


$199

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.

Credits

virt2real

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.


Eugene

Sergey Serov

Kirill Shiryaev


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