Inspired by Adafruit’s Open Kinect bounty a few years back we are offering a [UPDATE JUNE 15, JUNE 19:]
$1000 $3,000 $4000 bounty to the first person/team to deliver a working open source driver and FPGA MIPI design for the Raspberry Pi camera module. I am sure you can imagine what the Parallella could do in the world of robots and drones once there are multiple cameras and sensors connected to the Parallella FPGA.:-) To make things easy we have included a Raspberry Pi camera connector on the latest open source Porcupine board.
- 5 megapixel native resolution
- MIPI interface
- Fixed focus lens on-board.
- 2592 x 1944 pixel static images, and also supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.
The Parallella needs open eyes.
What we want?
Linux drivers and HDL code for implementing MIPI interface in FPGA that is completely documented and under an open source license working on the Parallella board. To demonstrate the driver you must be able to display pictures from the camera at 30 frames per second in an OpenCV program (or equivalent). If you are unsure about requirements, please post comments to this post.
Who gets the $4,000 bounty?
The first person/team to have their submission pull request accepted to the parallella-examples repository wins the bounty. The bounty is split into four “sub-bounties”.
- $1,000: First RAW picture taken [Sylvain getting close to claiming…] [UPDATE: Claimed by Sylvain]
- $1,000: First static picture displayed in OpenCV (1 frame/sec?) [UPDATE: Claimed by Sylvain]
- $1,000: First to capture video/images at 30 frames/sec (in user space) [UPDATE: Claimed by Sylvain]
- $1,000: First proper kernel driver patch that builds on work from (1-3)
Solutions must be useful to others to qualify.
All code/docs need to be open source and/or public domain. Please see the github repository for a list of acceptable licenses.