StereoPi: preparing for the batch production

Since my last blog post on June, 29, we have a lot of news.

1. We chose a factory for the batch production.

2. First factory 20 prototypes were assembled and passed all tests!

3. We're also conducted some additional experiments:

  • Livestream 3D video over external videolink:

  •  ROS depth map building

TL;DR for ROS implementation is here

  •  YouTube stereoscopic livestream over LTE dongle

  • Livestream to Oculus Go (3rd person view like in computer games)

Oculus experiment details are here

  • Front view/rear view livestream from our crawler 

  • 360 degree panoramic photo

TL;DR step-by-step experiment description is here

4. We plan to start crowfunding campaign in the nearest weeks.

You can subscribe to our crowdfunding updates and campaign start reminder.

If you have any hardware or software questions, I'm ready to answer them. 

UPD> Thanx Tomas for reminder in his comment - I forgot to put a link on a project's site: http://stereopi.com

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Comment by Eugene Pomazov on December 20, 2018 at 5:38am

Hello Thomas!

This post is just update for my June post, and I put a link in the header. I just want to say about our progress and additional experiments we conducted.

You are right about drone-related usage, it's my fail not to highlight it in this post. Let me fix my mistake.

Here's a brief description of StereoPi usage in our projects:

  • Using WiFi broadcast we have 3D video on the ground
  • Using long-range wifi (Ubiquiti) we're also have 3D on the ground
  • We use 1 Pi camera for pilot and HDMI-capture as second camera for video to operator, streaming two independent videos to the ground
  • WIth back-to-back setup we have front view and rear view from our RC models (Crawler and Traxxas)
  • In both WiFibroadcast and Ubiquiti WiFi we have "bridge" for telemetry from APM to QGroundControl or MissionPlanner, connecting APM to UART.
  • In some our projects we use StereoPi as a main computer without APM (drift RC models). In this case we use Raspberry Pi PWM for control (driving over Internet, with our desktop application)
  • We have a project with DJI cams and links hack (cosmostreamer), and now trying to connect StereoPi to Inspire brain so it will accept it as his own camera. If it will be succesfull, we obtain all we have now with WiFibroadcast and long-range WiFi but with original DJI video and data link.

And thank you for your comment - it is really useful for me!

Comment by Eugene Pomazov on December 20, 2018 at 5:49am

upd> Thomas, our product is open source. We will open all schematic and PCB drawings, so you can use and modify it for your purposes. The only thing is not-opensourced in our project is Raspberry Pi Compute Module, hardware is closed by Raspberry Foundation. 

Comment by Andreas Gazis on December 22, 2018 at 6:24pm

Looks very interesting. What will the price be?

Comment by Eugene Pomazov on December 24, 2018 at 1:25am

Andreas, for full set with Raspberry Pi Compute module and two V1 cameras expected price about $120, and the single board starts near $70. 

Comment by Andreas Gazis on December 27, 2018 at 5:54am

Excellent. Can't wait for production.

Comment by Andrew Murphy on January 5, 2019 at 12:36pm
Would it be compatible with this type of camera?
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3508
Comment by Eugene Pomazov on January 5, 2019 at 2:40pm

Andrew, this camera is for Pi Zero. As you may know Pi Zero have a smaller connector for camera ribbon, and also camera have another type of a ribbon itself. So cameras for Zero are not compatible with classic Raspberry Pi and vice versa.

StereoPi compatible with "classic" Raspberry and cameras for this line of Pi, but not with Zero's cams.

Comment by Andrew Murphy on January 5, 2019 at 6:04pm

Whoops wrong link, sorry about that.  I meant this version that connects to the full size pi CSI. 

https://www.adafruit.com/product/1937

 

Comment by Eugene Pomazov on January 5, 2019 at 6:06pm

Yes, it will!

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