Thursday, December 6, 2012

Camera mount standardization

Building on my last post, “Intelligently designed camera mounting system”, I was very interested in a presentation from Point Grey on their new Blackfly camera. It’s a cool camera and all that, but the part that made me sit up was when the unnamed presenter talked about how the 29mm form factor is becoming a de facto standard for machine vision cameras.

A quick checks shows that he’s right. And it’s not just the size of the box but the mounting holes and the GPIO Hirose connector.

This is all brilliant news. It means we can design a single mounting system that works with all these small cameras, and save both money and aggravation. One less problem to deal with.

And where was the AIA while this was happening?

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