The advantage of Pi's is the hardware is easy to get and the knowledge base is bigger, but generally not as specific.
Very hard to get a SBC plus 8MP camera for Pi prices and to get more than one or more when you want them.
You could say they are the place to start for beginner image sensor learning.
A BCM2835 + sensor on one small PCB would be cool except for the low power down.
I dream of an A35 version with low power sleep and rtc.
I use Pi's to learn how to code and how to get maximum usage out of the features that come with the SoC.
I don't really want to learn OpenCV on Raspbian Linux, that is general purpose vision software running on a general purpose OS.
Plenty of people have done that, just copy their tutorials.
Done a low power camera design before with an Epson chip, but that was just the hardware.
Now I want to learn the software and use the 1GHz cpu for stuff a 50MHz cpu cannot do.
I think there is a market for Zero + cameras, not just ones with Movidius hats.
Even if it is just making DIY FPV WiFi units for RC cars or nesting boxes or camera on a pole for gutter inspection
Wow, Starvis camera for Nvidia TX2, that would be fun to play with.
Starvis PCBs are out? google time for sure now
Been waiting for about 2 years for Starvis sensors in the wild
Wonder if raspiraw could read it? Pi camera V3?
Image sensors are everywhere and are getting really interesting, ToF, IR, Multispectral, 3D, Stereo.......
Best(cheapest for the most people) way to start learning is Pi + Pi camera?
Going to be a need for people to code all image sensor systems.
Anyway, just last night(very early am) I read OpenMax IL is a lower layer than MMAL and is also better documented.
How to OpenMAX the camera on Ultibo? Will the learning ever stop?
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