OAK OpenCV AI Kit on Kickstarter

As much as I resist promoting Kickstarter projects, I just can’t help myself here. There’s just so much fun to be had with this OpenCV hardware. Bold claims are made around the setup-to-running time, but even if those are exponentially wrong, it’s still a massive win assuming they actually come to market. Although, given that it’s about $460k over the goal, I expect that it’s about as close to a sure thing as Kickstarters go. Pair it with a rPi and you have a low power, mobile object detector – AWESOME!

OAK consists of the OAK API software and two different types of hardware: OAK-1 and OAK-D. They are tiny artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision (CV) powerhouses, with OAK-D providing spatial AI leveraging stereo depth in addition to the 4K/30 12MP camera that both models share.  They are also both absurdly easy to use. Up and running in under 30 seconds, OAK-1 and OAK-D allow anyone to access this power: hobbyists, researchers, and professionals alike. Once you’re done tinkering, OAK’s modular, FCC/CE-approved, open-source hardware ecosystem affords direct integration into your products.