Hi all !
Taking the opportunity of this first discussion to introduce myself : i'm a hobbyist roboticist with a professional IT background, only not in robotics 🙂
My main project is a raspberry pi powered mobile platform which is intended as a test bed for future experiments in social robotics, man-machine interface, experiments in machine learning, and basically having fun with a child dream coming true !
I've received my OAK D Lite last year and i've successfully tested in on several Windows PC.
Now i'd like to implement it in my robot platform which, is powered by a Raspberry pi 3 running ROS 1 / Ubuntu 16
For several reasons i'm keeping this setup as i can't upgrade to Raspberry pi 4 or Ubuntu 18 / 20
Following the installation instructions for ubuntu i saw that the qml-module-qt-labs-platform dependency is missing in the Ubuntu 16 / ARMHF repositories which makes DepthAI install impossible.
In my understansing, Depth AI provides an intergrated user interface to interact with the Oak-D, so i was thinking that it may be possible to access the Oak-D even if Depth-AI is not installed on my setup.
Is there a way i could use direct USB communication with the Oak-D in Python ?
Is it worth looking into it ? Or shall i rather consider using the Oak-D in different projects on more recent platforms ?
Thank you for your input