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Stereo Vision

NerdCam3D has arrived

Hi folks,

it really has been a while, my last post is months ago. But in the meantime I have made major progress. First of all I have bought an Axial Wraith, a RC-car that offers lots of hardpoints to mount and attach devices. Then some guy from the Geman FPV-community made a small GRP-case for the camera. In this way I was able to crawl through my backyard in FPV for the first time (see 1st attached video).

First trials with new 3D-camera attached to Zeiss Cinemizer Plus

Hi there,

As I have announced in my last post this one is going to be on the first trials of my new 3D stereoscopic camera
module. But before we start let's first take a look on the hardware.

A Preview on the NerdConv1

Today my wife went to the cinema with my kids and I took the resulting moment of quietness at home to build up two new NerdCam1 modules. I wanted to have them ready as the new base PCB for the NerdConv1 - my new video side-by-side converter - is approaching.

The two new cams with customized optics and spacers for firm attachment

OMFG - It's Stereoscopic, Baby!

After about 8 months part-time development, after many VHDL-related headache, after lots of failures, after few successful moments, after anger, after surpises and finally with a big portion of luck I am today very proud to annouce the first working proof-of-concept for live stereoscopic vision using two CMOS camera modules, the Zeiss Cinemizer Plus video eyewear and of cause with my DIY side-by-side encoder.

How to synchronise two CMOS Camera Modules for Stereo Vision

It has been a while since my last posting on this topic. In the meantime I made significant progress as you can see here:

Iphone controlled XMOS powered UGV robot!

Another XMOS robot I have found, made by people at University of Denver.

Demonstration of XMOS real-time ability. This test is running 8 independent tasks: gps task, ultra-sonic task, compass task, wifi receive task, wifi transmit task, pwm output task, behavior task, status led task:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUYIEC_V984

 

Control of a ground vehicle via XMOS microprocessor and iPhone through wifi: