Sep.17, 2012

Microsoft's Kinect is often be used to make 3D scans. But researchers from the University of Bristol have developed a mobile, wireless depth camera based on the Kinect.

In order to promote the use of this device across a wide range of domains, we are making the circuit diagrams and PCB layouts for the additional circuitry available. Our design only uses the front 'camera' circuit board of the Kinect, a second bespoke board of the same small size that plugs onto the back of this board in place of the standard large kinect board, which in turn plugs via USB into a Gumstix embedded linux computer running an open source driver and streams via an 802.11n dongle. The design would work equally well with a Raspberry Pi or other SBCs with a bit of hacking.

Watch the video below showing an early version of the build.

Source: Hack a Day

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