Yes. We will work closely with OpenNI so that the Structure Sensor will work with the latest version of OpenNI 2 (on Windows, Linux, OSX, and Android) by the time backers receive sensors. OpenNI 1 will not be supported.
We’re excited that you’re interested in developing on the Android platform! The Structure Sensor will work with many Android devices, but at first, it’s geared toward intrepid developers who want to be among the first to build 3D sensing applications on Android.
There are three important things you need to keep in mind when using Structure with Android:
1. We are not making attachment brackets for Android devices (there are too many different models!). However, we are providing an open 3D CAD model of a starter bracket that you can customize to your device and then 3D print (CAD experience required).
2. At this time, we don’t plan to offer the demos or other fully featured apps for Android devices. However, we will provide open source drivers for Android to make it easy for Android developers to create their own apps.
3. Your Android device must have support for USB Host Mode accessories. For many of our backers, this will be the first USB accessory they’ve used with their devices. So, we’ve created a page at http://structure.io/android where you can find more information on USB Host Mode, and about using the Structure Sensor on Android. Please check it out.
We currently export in OBJ, STL, and PLY. Most all modeling programs and 3D printers can import and understand these formats. Plus, since developers will have access to the source code for the object scanner demo, it will be easy to extend this to other formats.
Definitely! Early adopters, developers and hackers hail from all over the world so we’re offering the Structure Sensor internationally. Just check to make sure you’ve added the appropriate charge for international shipping and handling to your contribution.
All international shipments will be sent with duty and taxes unpaid. Once your reward is shipped you will receive a tracking number. Please contact the shipper once you have that tracking number to find out the specific requirements of your country. In many cases, you can call the shipper and pay both duty and taxes over the phone prior to delivery.
The Structure Sensor was designed to work with the Apple Lightning connector, and so it will not work with iOS devices that have 30-pin connector. The sensor uses the new Apple Lightning connector to transmit data at very high rates that were not achievable with the 30-pin connector.
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