by StereoPi

An open source stereoscopic camera based on Raspberry Pi

View all updates Jun 14, 2019

The Art of Stereoscopic Photography, livestreaming additions, and GPIO pinout

by Eugene Pomazov

The Art of Stereoscopic Photography, Part 2

StereoPi Stereomii L-R-L photo

We’ve put out the second article in our series of guides to stereoscopic photography. The first part of this series concerned some theory and basics, but second article is focused on practice. This is a step-by-step guide, and covers these topics:

  • Simple DIY stereoscopic camera assembly
  • Tuning of the updated S.L.P. Raspbian image settings
  • Setting your phone as a viewfinder
  • Capturing your first stereoscopic photos in the field
  • Improving your stereoscopic photos with StereoPhoto Maker software
  • Tips for advanced users
  • A bit of holy war: "Wall-eyed or cross-eyed stereo photos viewing?"

You can read full article in our blog.

S.L.P. Raspbian Image Update

S.L.P. Raspbian image update, v0.2.3

Our Raspbian image for livestreaming stereoscopic photo experiments has been updated. We added a lot of features for comfortable use of StereoPi as a portable stereoscopic camera. See the changelog.

You can download the updated file (~2 Mb) here, or the full updated Raspbian image here from our Wiki.

Some Wiki Updates

StereoPi GPIO pinout

Just want to point out that in our Wiki you can now find:

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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