[Noisebridge-discuss] Kinects donated to Noisebridge, hooked up to Noisebridge public terminal

David Rorex drorex at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 22:30:05 UTC 2014


For quick & easy 3d scans with a Kinect I really like Skanect. It's super
simple to use and produces decent results. Here's a bunch of scans I made a
while back: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:70156

These are basically made by having the subject sit in a chair that rotates,
the kinect placed in front and slightly above on the desk, and spinning
themselves around with their feet at approx 3-6 RPM.


On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM, David Molnar <dmolnar at dmolnar.com> wrote:

> hi all,
>
> I've donated two Kinect for Windows v1 "Model 1517" devices and one Kinect
> for Windows v2 device to Noisebridge. Please use them to scan, hack, and
> build!
>
> The two v1 devices are now plugged into the Dell Inspiron 1 public
> machine. I've installed the "libfreenect" Ubuntu package, which includes
> libraries, headers, and demos. You can hack on the Kinects from this
> machine!
>
> To try the demo, run "sudo freenect-glview" from the terminal prompt. You
> should see the video and depth feed from one of the Kinects!
> (Note: if you plug in and unplug the Kinect, freenect-glview may not work
> and you may have to uninstall a Linux kernel driver with 'modprobe -r
> gspca_kinect ; modprobe -r gspca_main . See this page for details
> http://openkinect.org/wiki/Getting_Started )
>
> I've checked out the source code for libfreenect and OpenNI to
> /home/noisebridge/Kinect-dev
> Unfortunately, the OpenNI doesn't build and the libfreenect built from
> source doesn't seem to work with the "Model 1517" device. Hacking
> opportunity here for someone. The devices have been verified to work with
> the Kinect for Windows SDK v1.8
>
> The V2 device needs a machine with USB 3.0, which the Dell doesn't have.
> The V2 device is in a box inside the cabinet built into the table holding
> the public terminal. Please feel free to use the device with the Kinect for
> Windows v2 SDK or with whatever else you like.
>
> Pointers to download the Windows SDKs and a free-as-in-beer version of
> Visual Studio are on the wiki page for the Intro to Kinect Development
> class I recently ran
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Intro_to_Kinect_Development
>
> Enjoy!
> David Molnar
>
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