No sure what you mean by the Zero cam. We only sell two models of camera, both pretty much the same, except the NOIR has the IR filer removed. We don't do any with non-standard lenses etc. So I suspect you may be talking of a third party camera? Links woudl be useful.InsertTitle wrote: ↑Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:12 pmCheers for the info.gsh wrote: ↑Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:11 amIf you want to develop a prototype, the CM3 is the best way to do this. I assume you've already developed and tested your system on a Pi3 and optimised it? If not I'd start there, optimising the software is the best way of getting to the next step.
With software improvements, you can usually get far more significant speed increases than you can through hardware improvements. Of course, it's 'easier' to achieve a hardware upgrade and is, therefore, the step most engineers go for. But, if you optimise in software, the improvements are permanent and pay for themselves in all future implementations.
For progressing such a project, I would suggest you either go for a CM3 solution or use the customization service to get the device made for you. This is the only method of being able to get access to the total supply chain for it. The customization service is only really economically viable in the >10k unit volumes, so you would need to go through the CM3 solution to get there (and having a CM3 solution already working would give the transition to a customization very simple).
I have got a planned idea now how I would go about things; however I've ran into a snag and wondering if yourself or one of the engineers might be able to help fix this snag?
So the current plan of action I have in my head (yet to put to Eagle schematic) would be to use edge/card edge connectors whereby I can then slot my sensors and camera into place.
Now as I'm going to be using the CM3 I'd have to be using the RPI Zero cam or RPI cam. Personally I prefer the Zero cam just cause of its size however (here comes the snag) the Zero Cam in particular the Fisheye/NOIR uses a FPC which is then connected to the board that houses the camera onto it. Is there a way to obtain a Zero Cam that uses either fish/NOIR that can have the circuit added onto the same PCB as the camera is, similar to that of RPI Cam V2 or this design shown by WaveShare on amazon https://goo.gl/1p8kRP and then have an edge connector which can then dock onto a custom pcb which houses the card edge connector for which the camera would dock into?