This kit includes:
- StereoPi V2 Standard board
- two short power cables (JST connectors) for advanced users
- three jumpers
CM4 compatibility: StereoPi v2 is compatible with any CM4 module (with/without Wireless, eMMC/no-eMMC (Lite) versions, any RAM)
StereoPi is an open-source stereoscopic camera based on Raspberry Pi. It can capture, save, livestream, and process real-time stereoscopic video and images. StereoPi opens up countless possibilities in robotics, AR/VR, computer vision, drone instrumentation, panoramic video, and more.
StereoPi V2 Standard Edition - The world of stereoscopic video awaits! This board is the ultimate interface between two cameras and a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. 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 4, cameras, camera ribbon cables, and USB C cable.
A lot of StereoPi users assembled their portable stereoscopic cameras. Thus we decided to create a Camera Kit! In this Kit, we took into account all customer requests from the v1:
- Tiny TFT IPS screen as a viewfinder
- Shot button
- Acrylic camera mount plates with the tripod support
- Easy assembly (jumper wires, bolts, and nuts)
In the related article at Arxiv.org (PDF) MorphEyes team showcase three different applications of such a system for quadrotor navigation:
flying through a forest,
flying through an unknown shaped/location static/dynamic gap,
accurate 3D pose detection of an independently moving object
Let your robot see!
This nifty #MacFeeglePrime robot can see this world in stereo! Keegan Neave, the robot author, now enjoying with the remote driving in VR, and also using onboard ROS to help MacFeegle Prime to avoid obstacles. Next plans are adding ROS to Unity (did you know it’s possible?) and run the real mixed reality VR robot with autonomous features using Oculus Quest!
And what is your plan for your robot? :-)
StereoPi v2 key features:
Friendly Powering Method
You can now power the Stereo Pi v2 the same way as the Raspberry Pi 4! Just connect the USB-C power cable, and it works! Unlike the StereoPi V1 micro-USB connector, the USB-C connector on this new edition supports regular powering.
Hot-swap reserved power!
Both USB-C or JST connectors can be used to power up your StereoPi v2. You can swap them on the go without any work interruptions!
Configurable power switch option
To give you more flexibility with the enclosure design, two pins have been added on the board. You can now use an external switch that you can place anywhere to fit your design! No need to worry about the peak current your switch can handle! A new power management chip, able to commutate up to 4A current, will allow you to use tiny switches intended for an extremely low load!
Power Over Ethernet - PoE!
The optional PoE HAT allows you to power StereoPi 2 over Ethernet. And guess what? The hot-swapped reserved power features will still work – a second power source can be used over the USB-C connector.
Hello, camera hackers!
For advanced users, we put all I2C camera lines on the board with 0 resistors gaps. This means you can use all the I2C you need for your special sensors. By physically connecting them to the appropriate GPIOs, you have hidden “dev board” features on the StereoPi V2. In addition to I2C, we pulled some other lines too.
Say “hi” to the new Compute Module 4!
With the new SoC module from Broadcom, you have up to twice the speed in your OpenCV Computer Vision and DNN applications! And the fast DDR4 memory will add more speed to your memory-intensive applications (e.g. video capture and processing)
Fast two-band Wi-Fi! No more USB dongle – you have a tested solution with brilliant drivers. Hey, drone makers! Did you know you can use an external antenna now? This is a big deal for your long-range FPV solutions (like WiFibroadcast, OpenHD, etc.)! Ah, and maybe WiFi boosters… You know what we mean, right? ☺
Advanced wireless management
Using the new CM4 wireless management features, you can physically power down your WiFi or Bluetooth through the software! Thanks to multifunctional GPIOs, introduced with the CM4, you can both power on/ off onboard wireless devices, and indicate their status by LED.
Thanks to the dedicated 1Gbit ethernet on the new Compute Module 4, there is no more compromise between the USB speed and Ethernet bandwidth!
BLUETOOTH 5.0, BLE!
All your project ideas for Bluetooth remote control can come true!
Extremely fast eMMC!
If you plan to use the StereoPi in industrial solutions, you can choose the eMMC equipped Compute Module