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LazeeEye: Turn Your Smartphone Into a 3D Camera Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)19:04 UTC+1 No.640352 Report

Hello /diy/, I found this on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/332648737/lazeeeye-turn-your-smartphone-into-a-3d-camera , it's literally a low-cost alternative to Project Tango, you can DIY it for 50$ and do not need to buy a specific smartphone model just for having a 3D camera, it's adaptable to all Android and iOS smartphones, even support Raspberry Pi and have ROS drivers for Robot Operating System middlewares!
I really love the idea of using this for SLAM Augmented Reality and 3D scanning, quality look pretty good for such small device: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/332648737/lazeeeye-turn-your-smartphone-into-a-3d-camera/posts/830400

If it succeeds, I think it would be very beneficial for the DIY community, pledging for the developer edition give you the source code, 3D CAD files, B.O.M, it's possible to build one completely from scratch, unlike other commercial solutions you become completely independent (spare parts, repairs, support, etc.), the possibilities are endless, so far I've not found a way to do it DIY on a smartphone, if anyone knows an open source solution like this please let me know, I searched hard for it.

However, if this continues like this I'm afraid they won't make it with the funds, honestly this leave me a bit disappointed, because commercial solutions like the Structure Sensor by Occipital has reached over a million dollars, and it's not completely DIYable, as we speak lacks support for Android, it's much more expensive and at first glance the resolution doesn't seem much better or worse.

Apple bought PrimeSense, blocked sales, pulled down OpenNI website, stopped the development of open source solutions, I hate to be forced to depend on them.

So, it's not my intention to spam, but I think this would greatly benefit the DIY community, I always wanted to be able to build these from scratch, so I can customize/tweak according to my needs, if it interests you, please spread the word, I've already funded it.
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Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)19:05 UTC+1 No.640354 Report

haven't you already spammed this on /diy/ a couple times?
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Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)19:15 UTC+1 No.640361 Report

>>640352
>begging for Kickstarter money on 4chan
Sounds to me like this falls under the "commercial spamming" category to me.
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