An open source stereoscopic camera based on Raspberry Pi

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Dec 20, 2019

Project update 32 of 38

Introducing brand new AnyCase Kit!

by Eugene Pomazov

10 minutes, and you have a case for any of your experiments!

StereoPi AnyCase Kit

Quick prototyping is a must. As a maker you must know, that sometimes some minor inconvenience (like lack of appropriate bolts and nuts) leads to the huge time lost.

That’s why we developed this useful kit for a very quick prototyping. With the AnyCase kit you can assemble your setup for just 10 minutes, before you go to your 3D printer or laser cut machine.

Let’s review a problems makers faced with in their experiments, and a features of AnyCase for each case.

At the very beginning you don’t know, which stereobase you will choose.

StereoPi AnyCase Kit

Are you need 65 mm or 200 mm? You can just suggest, but you will know only when you try. That’s why we added 4 different mount plates with the wide range of stereobases:

So you can choose your size easy.

360 spherical video and photo

StereoPi AnyCase 360 degree setup

You can mention, that our 120 mm stereobase plate has some additional holes. They are intended for 360 degree, or "back-to-back" cameras setup, and mounting StereoPi board at the side of this plate. In this case you have vertical assembly.

Assembly time

StereoPi AnyCase nylon spacers kit

With the M2 spacers kit included you’ll spend about 10 minutes for your assembly. And if you decide to change stereobase, you need another 5 minutes to replace camera mount plate. So time is playing on your side! By the way, did you know that both StereoPi and Raspberry Pi cameras have the same M2 mounting holes?

You need to shorten/enlarge/bend your camera ribbon.

StereoPi AnyCase Camera Ribbons

When your stereobase differs from the classic 65 mm, you need to bend your camera ribbons. You can also need shorter or longer ribbons. In this case you’re afraid to damage your ribbon.

That’s why we’ve added 12 camera ribbons!

Now you can keep calm and do your bold experiment with the ribbons configuration!

And some assembly examples

Two cameras at the back side of the mounting plate, 65 mm:

AnyCase setup: two cameras from the back side of the plate

Two cameras, front side, 65 mm:

AnyCase setup: two cameras, front side

120 mm mounting plate:

AnyCase 120 mm mounting plate

25 mm setup:

AnyCase 25mm stereobase setup

And the 200 mm setup example:

AnyCase 200mm stereobase setup

How to buy

Right now AnyCase batch is produced, and we expecting delivery to Crowd Supply stock at the end of December, so the kits should be fulfilling in mid-January. New "AnyCase Accessories Kit" option already available in the list of StereoPi pledges.

Happy making!

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