OpenCV AI Kit

A project in Boulder, CO by OpenCV

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A tiny, powerful, open source Spatial AI system
Backers: 6564
Average Pledge Per Backer: $207

Funded: $1,358,318 of $20,000
Dates: Jul 14th -> Aug 13th (30 days)
Project By: OpenCV
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Latest News

The Campaign Passed $1.2 Million - Free AI Model Suite Unlocked! Onward to $1.5 Million with 12 hours left!

August 12th - via:
We passed $1,200,00! Wow, the final push from you all has been amazing. New backers, backers increasing their pledges, thanks everybody! We've now unlocked the $1.2 million dollar goal, a free professionally-created AI model suite for backers. Now... (Read More)

We break down Shipping Details, Add-on and Pre-Order prices. Plus: An Interview with Community Member Marx Melencio

August 12th - via:
Hi again! We're less than $5,000 away from the $1.2m goal of a free AI model library for backers. In advance of that, we thought another update around Spatial AI for Good was in order. After the video you'll find a ton of useful info on how to... (Read More)

OAK-Mania Runs Wild With 18 Hours Left! We Hit $1.1 million and unlock a Wifi/Bluetooth module. Plus: An In-Depth OAK Tutorial, Spatial AI For Good, and The Week Four Infographic

August 12th - via:
Welcome back, community. We’ve got less than 20 hours to go in the campaign! Yesterday we passed $1,000,000 raised, announced the huge new addition of a Deep Learning Course to the campaign, and today we’ve flown past the $1.1 million dollar... (Read More)

We Enter The Final Countdown: A Huge New Addition with 36 Hours To Go

August 11th - via:
Earlier today we passed a big goal- 5,000 backers and $1,000,000 in pledges raised. But our biggest goal is still out there: $1.5 Million for a new, awesome, competition using the OAK platform. In order to hit that, we knew we would have to dig... (Read More)

OAK is 5000 Backers and $1,000,000 Strong, plus: Semantic Segmentation Demo!

August 11th - via:
It's Tuesday, and there's less than 48 hours to go in the OpenCV AI Kit campaign. When we started the campaign we had big goals- but your enthusiasm and drive made us dream even bigger, which is why we added the Mystery Goals, and it’s why we’ve... (Read More)

Under 72 Hours Remain! Add-On Pricing Revealed, Plus How To Get Them!

August 10th - via:
Happy Monday(s) folks! The team can hardly stand the excitement. We’re under 72 hours to the close of this campaign and the good news + pledges keep coming in. Since our last update even more of you have upped your pledges, and it's awesome to see.... (Read More)

$900,000 with 3 Days To Go! Plus An Announcement Regarding The Pledge Management System, Case Color Voting Is Still Open

August 9th - via:
Howdy OAK community! We're burning the midnight oil to prepare for the end of the campaign and the beginning of pre-orders for OAK. We've still got some cool stuff to show you before it's over.  We Just Passed $900,000! We are (as of this writing)... (Read More)

4 Days to go! Go In-Depth with the Social Distancing Feedback for Visually Impaired People Project. Plus: A Video Demo of Pose Estimation

August 8th - via:
It’s a rare and elusive Saturday update! Because some news is too cool to wait on. 4 Days Left In the Campaign The campaign is still going strong, even on a traditionally slow weekend day like today. As I'm writing this we're at $873,149 from 4,491... (Read More)

Community Friday #3: Spotlight on OAK in an Autonomous Lawnmower, An Awesome Underwater Drone, and Just $150k to go to $1 mllion!

August 7th - via:
Greetings, backers and soon-to-be-backers and welcome to another Community Friday. In case you missed it, yesterday we talked about passing $800k and explained how to make sure you can get PoE versions of OAK-1 and OAK-D..  Just $150k To Go Until We... (Read More)

Pushing Toward $1 Million! Plus: How to Get PoE Modules, Multiple OAKs with One Host

August 6th - via:
Welcome to Thursday, historic gateway to Community Friday. In case you missed it, yesterday we smashed the 750k goal, revealing the second Mystery Goal! WOW! Keep Up This Momentum Folks, you’re really stepping up in the push to $1,000,000 and... (Read More)

Tomorrow: OAK Chief Engineer Brandon Gilles on Augmented Startups

August 5th - via:
Quick note: At 5:45 AM PDT, about 10 hours from now, Brandon will be appearing on Augmented Startups! He'll be talking OAK and more this a video interview- you can bookmark or set a reminder for the episode premiere on the YouTube page.  (Read More)

$750k Stretch Goal Reached! Mystery Goal #2 Revealed! Plus: The Three Week Campaign Stats Infographic, Just 7 Days Left!

August 5th - via:
Welcome to Wednesday! Welcome to the world in which thanks to your pledges and support we’ve unlocked the Power-over-Ethernet version of OAK-D! In case you missed it, yesterday we did a Reddit AMA, revealed the t-shirt design, and talked about the... (Read More)

Ask The OAK Team Anything, We Reveal the T-Shirt Design and Support for Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera

August 4th - via:
While this was being written, news came in about the massive explosion and resulting devastation in Beirut, Lebanon. If you can, take some time today to give money to or otherwise support a relief organization aiding the human beings affected by this... (Read More)

Did You Know OAK is Open Hardware? Plus: Mystery Goal #2 is Almost Revealed and We're Doing a Reddit AMA Tomorrow

August 3rd - via:
Welcome to August, OAK community! Well, technically our first August post was yesterday when we reminded you about the Reddit AMA, in fact, let’s start there again today... Tomorrow: Reddit AMA With Satya Mallick Satya and Brandon show their... (Read More)

How To Set A Reminder For The Reddit AMA With Satya and Brandon

August 2nd - via:
Hope the weekend is swell for all you folks. I'm just dropping in to remind you about the AMA next week with OpenCV CEO Satya Mallick and OAK Chief Engineer Brandon Gilles, from 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT on Tuesday, August 4th the three-week anniversary... (Read More)

Community Friday #2 - The Power of Myriad X, Community Spotlight

July 31st - via:
It’s Friday, and everybody’s working for the weekend but us. In case you missed this week’s updates, we announced ROS 1 + ROS 2 compatibility and support for MicroPython, introduced a new reward level, and showed off our hard synchronization... (Read More)

New T-Shirt Tier, Our Reddit AMA, and Synchronizing Neural Inference and Spatial Data

July 30th - via:
It’s Thursday, and if you’re reading this you are probably into computer vision. Us too! So weird that we’d all be in the same place at the same time. In case you missed yesterday’s update, we added a new Pledge Level / Reward, you got a free... (Read More)

A New Pledge Level, Cool Agriculture Uses, Longer Cables, and the 2-week Summary Infographic

July 29th - via:
Welcome to Wednesday, Computer Visioneers! In case you missed it, yesterday we talked about MicroPython and highlighted the different neural networks OAK supports out of the box. Today marks the full 2-weeks of the campaign. You'll find an updated... (Read More)

Community Votes Update, OAK 101: Using Different Neural Networks, MicroPython, and More!

July 28th - via:
Happy Tuesday, Spatial AI crew! In case you missed out, yesterday we announced ROS support. First some good press: Yesterday OAK was featured on TechCrunch Japan! To all of our new Japanese backers: Welcome to the community, and thank you so much for... (Read More)

OAK Will Be ROS Compliant + Community Vote For OAK Case Color

July 27th - via:
Welcome to the working week, OAK enthusiasts! In case you missed Community Friday, we highlighted OAK’s 3D printable open source mounts, and shared a video from Spatial AI competition entrant Marx Melencio’s visual assistance project, and posted... (Read More)

Community Friday #1 - OAK Camera Specs & Community Spotlights

July 24th - via:
Happy Friday, Spatial AI fans! Welcome to this, the first ever Community Friday update. We’ve almost made it through another work week, and just like last week it was full of cool stuff for open source Spatial AI. This week in the campaign we... (Read More)

Revealing Mystery Stretch Goal #1

July 23rd - via:
Howdy folks! We’re back again with the second half of today’s update in which we’re revealing the first Mystery Goal, which will unlock when the campaign reaches $1,200,000. Without further ado… The first Mystery Stretch Goal unlocks a Free... (Read More)

OAK-1 PoE Version Stretch Goal Unlocked as We Hit $500,000!

July 23rd - via:
Happy Thursday, spatial computing enthusiasts! We’ve got a duo of important news you can use today, starting with the campaign and community hitting a big milestone: We have now raised over $500,000! This means we hit our third Stretch Goal,... (Read More)

OpenCV AI Kit Campaign First Week Review and New (Wireless & Mysterious) Stretch Goals

July 22nd - via:
Happy Wednesday, OAK Community! As many of you will know (especially you Early Birds) yesterday marked 1 full week since the OpenCV AI Kit was launched here on Kickstarter. A lot has happed in just one week! Here’s a short list of some of the... (Read More)

OpenCV AI Kit On Kickstarter

July 22nd - via:
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary OpenCV has announced its OpenCV AI Kit, affordable hardware and software for AI-powered Computer Vision, and initiated a Kickstarter Campaign. (Read More)

Phase 1 Winners of OpenCV Spatial AI Competition Sponsored by Intel Announced!

July 21st - via:
Happy Tuesday, OAK community! This morning we are pleased as punch to announce the winners of Phase 1 of the OpenCV Spatial AI Competition Sponsored by Intel, and you can find all of the details on the OpenCV Blog including project summaries, the... (Read More)

OpenCV launches a successful Kickstarter campaign for low cost smart cameras with depth perception

July 21st - via: has launched a Kickstarter campaign to mass produce its smart cameras with depth perception. The smart cameras, named OpenCV AI Kit, come in two configurations. (Read More)

Adrian Rosebrock (PyImageSearch) interview with OAK Chief Architect Brandon Gilles

July 20th - via:
Welcome to the working week, OAK fans! Today is going to be a whirlwind- as mentioned this weekend we'll be announcing the winners of Phase 1 of the OpenCV Spatial AI Competition Sponsored by Intel today, but first we'd like to direct your attention... (Read More)

Phase 1 Winners of OpenCV Spatial AI Competition Sponsored by Intel to Be Announced Monday

July 18th - via:
First off thanks to all 2100+ backers that have joined us in the campaign, especially those of you who have shared your enthusiasm on social media. Some of you may recall that a week before we launched the OAK campaign here on Kickstarter, we... (Read More)

Versatile, 3D Printable, OAK Mounting Options & Cases + We Hit 2,000 Backers!

July 17th - via:
Yesterday we showed you how simple it is for even someone new to machine learning to create a custom detector from scratch. Thanks again for your work, Intern Joash! We think this software versatility is really important for OAK. There’s another... (Read More)

Training A Personal Protective Equipment Detector From Scratch with OpenCV AI Kit

July 16th - via:
OAK was started to solve a human safety issue- and that goal is still baked into the project. We also believe that in order to be maximally effective, this technology needs to be simple to use. One of the biggest ways these two core philosophies... (Read More)

$250,000! Two Goals Down, Three To Go

July 15th - via:
Greetings! We’re barely 30 hours into the campaign, and we’ve already broken through two of the five announced stretch goals. At this rate we might have to come up with some new ones… As a result of your enthusiasm and help spreading the word... (Read More)

We Hit The $100,000 Mark- One Stretch Goal Down!

July 14th - via:
Part of what makes OAK different than other AI/CV solutions how easy simple it is to get started. We believe that the more quickly people can see results, the more engaged they'll be, especially when learning something new... and OAK is pretty new.... (Read More)

500 Backers, Flight of the Early Birds!

July 14th - via:
This has been a really exciting morning for the OAK team. We have all put a lot of labor into this project, and to see it be embraced by so many of our peers so quickly has been incredible. Just now we passed our 500th backer, all of the OAK-D early... (Read More)

200% Funded Before We Could Write The Funded In 20 Minutes Post

July 14th - via:
Wow, what a warm welcome! The OpenCV AI Kit launched this morning at 9AM EST, and by 9:20AM we had passed our campaign goal. It's 9:55 and we've passed 200% funded. We are completely blown away and humbled by the reaction, thank you all so much...... (Read More)

OpenCV AI Kit aims to do for computer vision what Raspberry Pi did for hobbyist hardware

July 14th - via:
A new gadget called the OpenCV AI Kit, or OAK, looks to replicate the success of Raspberry Pi and other minimal computing solutions, but for the growing fields of computer vision and 3D perception. Its new multi-camera PCBs pack a lot of capability into a small, open-source unit and are now seeking funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

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