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OpenMV Cam: Embedded Machine Vision

A project in Centennial, CO by Bot Thoughts LLC

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Add machine vision to your projects with OpenMV Cam, the small, affordable, expandable machine vision module powered by Python.
Backers: 900
Average Pledge Per Backer: $116

Funded: $104,498 of $50,000
Dates: Jan 26th -> Feb 25th (30 days)
Project By: Bot Thoughts LLC
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Latest News

LCD Shield, Telephoto Lens

February 19th - via:
The OpenMV Cam Kickstarter has gone great thanks to each and every one of you, your pledges, your tweets, posting on forums, and telling friends. You are all awesome! Thanks!! With less than 3 days to go as I write this, let's see if there's anyone... (Read More)

Greetings and thank you!

February 19th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

MacOS X Progress, Wide Lens, Proto Shield

February 19th - via:
Just 5 days left! New AccessoriesWe're adding a wide angle lens and a prototyping shield to the accessories you can add onto your order. See below for descriptions of each. Wide Angle LensWe thought it'd be helpful to offer a wide angle lens as an... (Read More)


February 16th - via:
Thanks!I know I've said it before. Thank you. We really appreciate each and every one of you for your support. I mean, wow. We're almost 150% funded and we still have a little over a week left to go—awesome! Add-OnsBecause some of you had asked,... (Read More)

Machine Vision Courses on Kickstarter

February 12th - via:
Hi again, it's me. I just learned about a Kickstarter for teaching machine vision using Python and OpenCV on cloud hardware. I thought it might be of interest to some of us. It's called PyImageSearch Gurus. It's a community with courses that cover a... (Read More)

Infrared Kit in 2-pack, 5-pack, 10-pack

February 12th - via:
Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know that we're offering new reward tiers that some of you have asked for. You can now get the IR Kit in 2-, 5-, or 10-packs by updating your pledge.  IR Kit: OpenMV Cam, IR Lens, 16x4 Thermopile Shield, USB... (Read More)

Infrared Kit

February 8th - via:
Thanks again, everyone, for your support in pledges and spreading the word! I have good news. You can now pledge to get an Infrared Kit, which includes an OpenMV Cam, a Far Infrared (FIR) thermopile array shield, an IR lens, and USB cable. The... (Read More)

About Micro Python

February 5th - via:
For those of you who are curious about Micro Python, the heart of OpenMV Cam, this update is just for you. What Is Micro Python?Micro Python is an implementation of Python 3 optimized to run on a microcontroller by Damien George. He's a good fellow... (Read More)


February 4th - via:
Great news, everyone! Backer #537 pushed us over the top just a few minutes ago at 10:29 MST! OpenMV Cam is now funded!  Ibrahim and I are very thankful for all of you and your support, both in backing us and spreading the word far and wide! We... (Read More)

Great Day and Iris Tracking

January 30th - via:
New backers, we welcome you to our group! Thank you very much for your pledges and your support on Twitter, Hackaday, and elsewhere! To say it's helped is a tremendous understatement. Because, wow. Yesterday was absolutely overwhelming for Ibrahim... (Read More)

Staff Pick! Also, 2-pack and 10-pack

January 28th - via:
To our new backers: welcome and thank you very much. Your support is a big help and it really means a lot to us. And for each of you who posted, tweeted, upvoted, +1'ed and more, huge thanks! You are making a big difference! Going into Day 3, we've... (Read More)

Wow, what a first day!

January 26th - via:
To our wonderful backers: thank you so much. Ibrahim and I really appreciate the support you've given us in pledges, tweets, and more. With all your help we're already over 25% funded! Let's see if we can work together and keep the momentum up... (Read More)

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