Hi all - Richard and I had a call today to discuss the optics and possible designs - it was super helpful for me and I think it helped narrow things down. I realize now next time I should let folks know ahead of time so we could do a broader video call, but for now I posted a link to the video on youtube.
Video discussion - https://youtu.be/ibQimBWfwpE
If you want Richard’s expert explanation of single pixel cameras and all the considerations for design, I’d highly suggesting watching it!
We also felt we should include additional motors, motor controllers, and sensors in the hardware we will send to collaborators. This will allow us to all start from a common set of hardware, making replication and discussion a lot easier (rather than each of us getting a different part/motor/sensor etc.). People will of course pursue their own concepts and buy different things, but this seemed useful as a starting point.
Here is the Bill of Materials for the kits we’ll be sending out. Richard and I will be filling them out based on our discussion, but feel free to suggest/add/change.
Once we narrow it down, I’ll order and put it in the kits I’m shipping out.
We can’t afford to buy lots of stuff, but maybe we can get some cheap things (the servo motors for 2 bucks each are a good example) to include.