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Kinect Glasses

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Kinect Glasses by tgfisher Jun 28, 2012
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Add some a couple of lenses to your Kinect to vary the focal length, and increase the resolution. The lens holder slides in and out so you can set your degree of magnification. I use it in combination with reconstructMe for obtaining 3D models of objects.

My design path: ooml -> openscad -> stl -> printrBot


  1. Print out holderFlat.stl (3 parts to be put together).
  2. Screw the horizontal bar to the main body (use nut).
  3. Slide in the lens holder and maybe a set screw (should look like holderPutTogether.stl).
  4. Put some el cheapo lenses from some reading glasses.
  5. Clip onto your Kinect, and start using.

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So what are your results, 1 year later?

Printing this now... Thank you. :) I will have to try and experiment with different lenses...
when you say you dont use it much because you scan larger things, what size objects would the 2.5 lenses be good for?
I'm trying to get better facial details. do you think the 2.5 would be too strong for something the size of head and shoulders?
Once printed I shall have to experiment. :)

Hard to say, but possibly. You should experiment for sure!

I think the glasses are +2.5 or +3 or so. Just some Wallmart specials. You will get distortion in the z-direction, depending on the size of you object. Check out Tbuser's (where I got the idea [should have mentioned earlier]) flickr for an example. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tbuser/7013251877/http://www.flickr.com/photos/t... To be honest I have not used it much as my work is with larger objects and cannot tolerate the distortion well.

What kind of lenses are you using?

Can you post some examples of scans with and without glasses for comparison? Also can you post your ReconstructMe config file? Thanks!