Welcome, David Kronstein (Tesla500)!
- David is the creator of the Krontech Chronos 1.4 high speed camera currently funding on Kickstarter.
- Dave has already reviewed this camera…on camera.
- Check out the tesla500 youtube channel. David also runs the “Will it Mow” channel.
- David is considering a die cast mold for the case, depending on volumes.
- The battery is an off the shelf, common camera battery.
- OurPCB is doing the assembly in China. $100 per board in low volume, with 1000 placements, 130 line items.
- The main FPGA is the Lattice ECP5.
- The main processor is the DaVinci TMS320DM8148 running embedded Linux
- The main sensor is the Lumxima LUX1310
- CMOS vs CCD
- The FPGA only has 15% utilization.
- The KS offers monochrome and color versions because monochrome maintains higher resolution. This is explained by a Bayer Color filter in hardware.
- The FPS1000 was a lower cost high speed camera on KS.
- One big risk to the process is David is looking at chaning the toolchain for the TI chip because of processing power. He’s looking at ridgerun, a 3rd party embedded development house.
- The camera has ADC inputs for displaying data over the images.
- It will be compatible with Genlock.
- David also desigend a 5 kW LED rig but won’t be selling it. He may open source the waterblock design or sell just that piece.
- We had some great questions from our audience, hopefully we got them all answered.
- Ben Krasnow did a great “bullet time” video using the camera.
- Photonic induction doesn’t have a camera yet but he did a fun video with a pumpkin at Halloween.
- Interested in embedded Linux? Send a resume to email@example.com
- You can learn more about David’s company at Krontech.ca
- Pre purchase your own Chronos 1.4 camera over on Kickstarter. Or check out the Datasheet for the camera.
- Meetup in Chicago on 12/6
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