RAW depth data or filtered / changing the lens?
I'm curious about using the TAU camera for a pretty large-scale project but I need to know two things first:
- Is it possible to get completely RAW depth data from the API? Or is there some internal filtering being done on-chip that cannot be circumvented?
- Is is possible to change the lens to make it wider? I suspect this is out of spec because it would require wider projection as well... but I'm curious about this. Is there any plan to make a wider version otherwise?
1 - Depth Data from the API
Yes, you can definitely get completely raw depth data using the Python API! Here's the frame object you get back when reading from the camera: https://taulidarcommon.readthedocs.io/en/latest/api.html#module-TauLidarCommon.frame
More docs on the API here:
And the API is on GitHub:
2 - the lens
Wanted to ask first, how much wider does your use case require?
The lens is a standard mount so it's possible to change it. I can find out more about this if you're interested.
If it's a huge amount then you're correct, the projection might become an issue. In this scenario, you can actually use 2 or more cameras in tandem - more info coming on this soon!