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eYs3D Stereo Camera - EX8036

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The EX8036 Stereo Camera from eYs3D is a high-end imager controller and patterned IR illuminator with a global shutter capable of both color and depth-map video modes. Thanks to its dual cameras, this Stereo Camera is ideally used in applications involving VR/AR, people and thing counting, and obstacle avoidance. The best part about this module is the fact that it has been designed to be as straight forward and easy to use as possible for a stereo camera. Simply plug in the included USB 3.0 cable download the required files and start seeing things through the eyes of your new camera!

Since the data size of continual captured images can be too large to be managed by most CPUs, the EX8036 is equipped with the eSP870U camera controller making it ideal for running intensive depth-map computing algorithms on the controller itself and reserving critical CPU resources for other uses! The IR pattern illuminator features a wavelength of 850nm while the camera itself offers a variable video output that can be referenced on page nine in the datasheet found in the Documents tab above. Additionally, the global shutter on this camera allows you to do feature extraction while in motion, or on moving objects. So while it can also do depth-mapping, the EX8036 provides you with a much more advanced machine vision module.

The download files for this unit (found on a page inside the physical box) include a basic viewer, a number of Dynamic Link Libraries, along with some XML files used for face recognition, and a small executable called eDepthPresence. This final download shows the camera’s input, plus files for making some small adjustments and custom applications which is eYs3D’s goal, to build your own designs.

  • 1x eAP87606A Stereo Camera
  • 1x USB 3.0 Cable
  • Controller: eSP870U
  • Horizontal FOV: 100°
  • Vertical FOV: 67.5°
  • Resolution: 2560 x 960
  • Frame Rate: 90FPS
  • IR pattern Illuminator Wavelength: 850nm +/-10 nm
  • IR pattern Illuminator Number of Features: >6,700
  • Lens: AS133 by Calin
  • Image Sensor: AR0135 by ON Semiconductor
  • USB Bus Power: 5V/800mA by USB3.0; 5V/500mA by USB2.0
  • PC Connection: USB3.0 & USB2.0
  • Power Voltage: 5V
  • Operating Current With Patterned IR Illuminator: 350-900mA in 720p @ 60FPS
  • Operating Current Without Patterned IR Illuminator: 350mA in 720p @ 60FPS
  • Suspend Current: 2.52mA

eYs3D Stereo Camera - EX8036 Product Help and Resources

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Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

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  • Member #158122 / about 4 years ago / 1

    Got the camera but the box got thrown out. Can someone post the FTP site info here?

    • santaimpersonator / about 4 years ago / 1

      I am not sure if we are allowed to have that posted. However, you can reach out to our TS team on the forums. They will do their best to assist you, if possible.

  • I bought this product, but where should I download the viewer? There is no download link in the box.

    • CF / about 4 years ago / 1

      The paper in the box has a FTP site to visit along with a username and password. You need to visit that FTP site and log in with the username and password on the paper to download files for this product.

  • Member #331485 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Can I set the depth range that I want to sense distance? For example can I set it so that the full color depth range falls within distance say between 2 and 3 feet from the camera, meaning the depth range to be sensed is only one foot of depth?

    • Member #1462217 / about 6 years ago / 1

      Yes, the software tool comes with this feature. You can set the color depth display range between 12.5 cm to 1638.4 cm (~ 0.4 ft to 54 ft) or anything in between. In your case, you can set the range from 61 cm to 91 cm, approx (2 to 3 ft).

  • lgrfbs / about 6 years ago / 1

    Can this camera be used in a 3D scanner?

    • Member #1462217 / about 6 years ago * / 2

      This camera output with depth+color information which is possible for 3D scanner application.

  • Chinwah / about 6 years ago / 1

    Appears that the data sheet is incorrect for this module. Mechanical drawings and pictures in the data sheet dont match the Sparkfun pictures.

    • Member #1462217 / about 6 years ago * / 2

      The correct datasheet has updated, thanks!

  • Member #115158 / about 6 years ago / 1

    What are the approximate close and far limits on the depth sensing range?

    • Member #1462217 / about 6 years ago * / 2

      The close limit is around 15 cm. Depth accuracy <3% within 1 M or <10% within 3.5 M depends on system requirement.

  • Member #310431 / about 6 years ago / 1

    Is it waterproof?

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