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Livera aims to bring low cost machine vision features to let more people DIY their own robot, spoting and collecting more fun in life
Livera aims to bring low cost machine vision features to let more people DIY their own robot, spoting and collecting more fun in life
Livera aims to bring low cost machine vision features to let more people DIY their own robot, spoting and collecting more fun in life
625 backers pledged $56,051 to help bring this project to life.

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Hicat.livera - Start making your first machine vision robot

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$40000 unlock QR code scan in Arduino library

$50000 unlock fpv features in mobile app, turn the video into VR mode.

$65000 unlock local RTMP server that help streaming realtime video through internet remotely 

Livera by Team HiCat is an open source hardware project which aims to bring machine vision features to the Arduino community. We've provided libraries which contain machine vision related APIs such as:

  • 720hd video and photo capturing&processing
  • OpenCV enabled Color-Sensitive and Object-Tracking.
  • Wifi enabled wireless control (this can work with the iot!) 
  • Image capturing and data recording onto the onboard sd card 
  • Mobile observation and manipulation from our custom apps( web-based and native)
  • Programmable and open source.

 

Enjoy easy assembly of the Livera robot kit by following our detailed, step by step tutorial. It's fun for first time robot builders and for those with more experience looking for a robotics research platform.

        Camera extendible cable -->  Livera  --> Motor Driver 

Livera is a conbination of wifi router, web cam, accelerometer, Arduino and Raspberry Pi, within a small board size.

 

 

 

 

Moter-Driver Set Up

With the Motor driver, you can easily power up 4 channels of dc motors and 4 channels of servos. You can power it by USB or it's onboard battery pack. 

Extendable camera module

The camera module of  Livera is an independent module, you can plug it directly to the board, or using the extension cable, depending on your project.

A simple to build robotics kit

By assembling and programming this robot you can develop a basic understanding of: 

  • Robot mechanical drive mechanics and dynamics. 
  • Coding for motors in dynamic situations. 
  • Machine vision for tracking objects and colors.

This is a great way to get started with Arduino, embedded Linux, and openCV enabled computer vision.

Image Capturing

Livera Is a great platform for image capturing and processing.

tons of choices to get image by writing code. XD

  • arduino library with APIs within arduino IDE
  • web API, there is a CGI server we have built on which APIs like photo and video capturing, video downloads, camera resolution setting etc.
  • cross compile and run plain c program(adding node.js support) within linux. 

Over all, it is free for you to create your owe apis in no matter what ways. 

2.none code:

Using the native app(android so far) or web app we've build for you by simply touch buttons.

Line tracking demo

This is an image capture and openCV line tracking app, I've write a C program which keep getting images(yuv format) from Livera, then using openCV api to detect the black line and draws down marks on the image, constantly updating and viewing the updated image through web interface.

Dog feeder demo

This is a automatic dog feeder demo. we've set up a daily feeding schedule. When the dog come to it Livera detects it through its visual motion detect function, than record down the video on sd card and stream(email or live broadcast)  it to you via the internet.

 

Price competition

 

 Livera techspec

 

 

project been featured on hacakday.com.

The Whole project is Licenced under CERN Open Hardware Licence.

Background story 

About two years ago when I was doing my industrial design project I wanna find out a hardware solution to let me have a FPV(first person view) experience remotely. My use case at that time was to know how my dog(Happy) doing(visually), feeling(current temperature) and behaving(accelerometer data) at home while I learning at my Uni.

 At that time I really couldn't find out any proper solutions for this. My teacher told me that I could hook up an IP cam with an arduino,but it seems to be to heavy and complicate.

However, my project ended up with an wifi embed arduino like chip which can stream the acclerometer data and temperature data to me through twitter. two years later, really thanks to maker movement and fast growing hardware industry in Shenzhen. I think I could make a board which enable machine vision features and brings it to maker :p. 

I've grouped up a brunch of talented guys and founded team HICAT. We are proundly to provide our first product Livera.

Risks and challenges

Hardware:
Livera project has been developed over a year, We have go through 2 batch of working prototypes. For now, all the bugs and bad user experience design has been fixed in order to make Livera stable.
Software:
Our custom firmware and android app has been iterate many times. the firmware is almost done. please tell us what APIs you want within our Arduino library.
Production:
For mass production, We've cooperate with manufacturer who has actual experience of camera related project production, the whole team members will follow and join the whole process of manufacture like upload firmware, quality test. To lower down the cost, we have to manufacture at least 300-1000 pics a time, so we think this KS campaign will help us hit that target.

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    Livera kit (Super early bird)

    An open source machine vision platform with 720P video and photo capturing.
    33% off
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    Includes:
    • Livera Machine Vision System
    • Micro SD card(4G)
    • Flat Camera Extension Cable
    • 3.3v lipo battery
    • Usb Cable
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    Livera kit

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    Livera kit pro (Super early bird)

    Maker Kit with Motor Driver board, power up 4 channels DC motors and 4 channels servos
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    Includes:
    • Livera Machine Vision System
    • Micro SD card(4G)
    • Flat Camera Extension Cable
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    • Motor Drive System
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    Livera kit pro

    Maker Kit with Motor Driver board, power up 4 channels DC motors and 4 channels servos
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    Includes:
    • Livera Machine Vision System
    • Micro SD card(4G)
    • Flat Camera Extension Cable
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    • Usb Cable
    • Motor Drive System
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    Livera robot kit(Super early bird)

    A simple-to-build robotics kit which let you learn Arduino, Embedded Linux and OpenCV enabled computer vision.
    31% off
    Take advantage of super early savings. Retail price will be $99.

    Includes:
    • Livera Machine Vision System
    • Motor Drive System
    • Micro SD card(4G)
    • Flat Camera Extension Cable
    • Usb Cable
    • 2x 9v chargeable battery with charger and battery holder
    • Mechanical Kit (laser cut frame, screws, wheels, etc)
    • Reduction Gear DC Motors
    • 3g Servo Motor
    • 5v Laser Pointer
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    The robot kit

    A simple-to-build robotics kit which let you learn Arduino, Embedded Linux and OpenCV enabled computer vision.
    21% off
    Take advantage of early savings. Retail price will be $99.

    Includes:
    • Livera Machine Vision System
    • Motor Drive System
    • Micro SD card(4G)
    • Flat Camera Extension Cable
    • Usb Cable
    • 2x 9v chargeable battery with charger and battery holder
    • Mechanical Kit (laser cut frame, screws, wheels, etc)
    • Reduction Gear DC Motors
    • 3g Servo Motor
    • 5v Laser Pointer
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    Pledge $79 or more About $79

    Livera robot kit

    A simple-to-build robotics kit which let you learn Arduino, Embedded Linux and OpenCV enabled computer vision.
    21% off
    Take advantage of super early savings. Retail price will be $99.

    Includes:
    • 2x 9v chargeable battery with charger and battery holder
    • 3g Servo Motor
    • 5v Laser Pointer
    • Flat Camera Extension Cable
    • Livera Machine Vision System
    • Mechanical Kit (laser cut frame, screws, wheels, etc)
    • Usb Cable
    • Reduction Gear DC Motors
    • Motor Drive System
    • Micro SD card(4G)
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    2X Livera robot kit(Super early bird)

    2X Livera robot kit(Super early bird price)
    A simple-to-build robotics kit which let you learn Arduino, Embedded Linux and OpenCV enabled computer vision.
    31% off
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    Educator package

    Affordable packs of Livera Robot Kit for Machine Vision Hackathons in Maker Space, Workshop or classroom.

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