StereoPi

by virt2real

An open source stereoscopic camera based on Raspberry Pi

View all updates Apr 01, 2019

Production Status

Our batch production is currently underway. Here’s a brief update on the current status.

PCB production for StereoPi began on March 20th, and this Tuesday our assembly factory will receive tested boards ready for assembly. The last components needed for StereoPi assembly will also arrive in the coming days, at which point the soldering robot will start its work. At the same time, our manufacturer will start functional tests of every assembled board. We choose functional tests to be sure everything works as expected. During these tests, each StereoPi will be equipped with a Raspberry Pi Compute Module, two cameras, an HDMI monitor, an Ethernet connection, and a USB device. A microSD card with a specially cooked Raspbian will automate the testing right after boot. If every test passes and the factory gets all “green” results, the board will be packed and prepared for delivery.

Also, all “active” accessories have already arrived in the US, passed customs clearance, and have been sent to Crowd Supply’s warehouse. This means all kit components like the RPi Compute Module 3 and 3+, V1 Pi cameras, and Waveshare wideangle cameras will be with Crowd Supply this week and ready to be kitted for backers. Most “passive” accessories like short camera ribbons and power cables will also arrive next week. The microSD cards for Starter and Deluxe kits already arrived at our factory and are currently being flashed with our Raspbian image for livestream experiments.

Next week, we expect to share with you a lot of information and photos from our factory and delivery partners.

The last bit of this update is for those interested in learning OpenCV. Last week, we finished our Python code update, and we’re now assembling a step-by-step guide. So, one of our next updates will be not production related, but instead cover taking your first steps in OpenCV with StereoPi, like camera calibration and parameters tuning for obtaining a correct depth map.


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Product Choices

$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, camera ribbon cables, and power cable.


$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, camera ribbon cables, and power cable.


$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.


$25

StereoPi Accessories Kit

This bundle will help you mount and connect your two cameras, and supply power to the whole setup. Included are two short (5 cm) ribbon cables to connect your cameras to your StereoPi (most cameras come with cumbersome 10-20 cm cables), one USB power cable for powering your setup from a standard USB Type-A power source, two power cables with bare leads for using in screw terminals or soldering to a non-USB power source, a laser-cut acrylic plate for mounting two V1/V2 cameras, and a laser-cut acrylic plate for mounting two wide-angle cameras. Both camera mounting plates are compatible with the freely available plans for our 3D-printed enclosure. StereoPi and cameras not included.

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 Pomazov

Sergey Serov

Kirill Shiryaev


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