Rest In Peace Kinect

Microsoft has officially stopped makng the Kinect. Is it worth looking at other options for future looking OF projects or is now the time to hit eBay?

Bye bye Kinect

In my opinion, it’s worth to buy a kinect on ebay, but it’s better to buy a second one as backup for the project, since these second hand devices are getting old. Anyway I’ve bought more then 20 kinect in the last 5 years and I never had problems. One of this is working almost every day since 6 years. I had a Xtion but now is broken. Here is a list of alternatives https://stimulant.com/depth-sensor-shootout-2/ - personally I prefer ofxKinect than ofxNi2, but I still haven’t found a sensor that is compliant with the libfreenect.

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