With the recent arrival of our Solidoodle 3D Printer we have been looking for interesting uses for it. After flicking through the awesome shared offering of Thingiverse we came across some useful Kinect related ideas.
There were plans for all kinds of Kinect mounts, for the ceilings, TV, tripods and some really interesting alignment mounts for DSLR and Kinect so you can line up high res imagery to your depth feed.
Starting out with an easy one, we printed some laptop screen mounts. These are really handy if you don’t want to lug around your tripod and have to demo content on the go with just your laptop and camera. The print came out pretty decent, solid and able to take the weight of the Kinect with ease while not blocking the built in webcam. All in all a useful build. Next up we will be printing a Kinect DSLR alignment mount.
If you have yourself a 3D printer you can jump on over to the Thingiverse page and download the STL here.