Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Build your own Kinect

You’re probably tired of me banging away about how Microsoft’s Kinect is a great low cost 3D vision sensor, so today I’m taking a different tack: why not build your own?

The obvious answer is “because the Kinect is only $149,” but may I suggest a reason beyond saving money. If you build it yourself you’ll understand it better than if you buy a black box. And that may let you do things that you haven’t yet even thought of.

How do you get started? Go to “Kinect-Like 3D camera” on the hackengineer website and follow the instructions provided.

Let me know how you get on.

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