Kinect with OpenCV using Freenect

I recently got a Kinect to work on at my sumemr internship at Ducere Technologies. Having heard so much about OpenNI, I tried installing it on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit machine. It took some time to configure, build and install it. I got help from few blogs. I managed to install it somehow. Connected the kinect and fired up the demo program and ran into troubles. I was getting following error.

A timeout has occurred while waiting for new data

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Point Cloud Library – Install and Configure – Ubuntu 12.04

A Point Cloud is a set of vertices in a three-dimensional coordinate system. As OpenCV is used to work with two dimensional objects(images), PCL is used to work with three dimensional objects(3D space). Vertices usually represent X, Y and Z … Continue reading

Configuring Boost::Python and Hello Boost

In my recent blog posts, I have mentioned that python is quite slow and I need to find an option to increase run-time speed of my python port of OpenTLD. I need to extend Python with C++ and hence I … Continue reading

Install OpenCV 2.3.1 and SimpleCV in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Arch Linux

After screwing up my Ubuntu see previous post and also my Arch Linux, I installed Ubuntu 11.10 and upgraded to 12.04.   Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – Precise Pangolin Install OpenCV 2.3.1 sudo apt-get install libopencv-* sudo apt-get isntall python-opencv sudo … Continue reading