The presentation will give a brief overview of the projects history & lessons learned during the course of developing a high tech camera device as community project. We also want to demo and explain the produced hardware, enclosures and sample footage then look at the challenges still ahead. Last 5 minutes reserved for Q&A
Developer Kits have been shipping for some time now and we are aware that the most pressing question for many of you is “When will the AXIOM Beta evolve from a Developer Kit to being a production ready camera?” This article should help to answer that question, but keep in mind that the camera has been carefully designed to evolve constantly.
The apertus° project is based on software free to be used for any purpose, free to be studied, examined, modified and redistributed – which includes distributing your modified versions. Hence, products and services developed by apertus° are almost exclusively released under GNU General Public License V3 . * Documentation provided is licensed under the Creative Commons License and the hardware under the Cern Open Hardware License .
For example, their alpha-hardwarerepo contains Axiom Alpha prototype hardware source files (electronic schematics, documentation, PCB layouts, etc.) including this handy debug board designed with EAGLE:
A very small PCB sporting 64 LEDs that connect to most FPGA development boards (like the Zedboard) with a PMOD interface. This PCB provides an easy way to debug FPGA logic with just 8 digital lines and a 4-to-16 line decoder with minimal interface logic required in the FPGA side (PL).