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Installing libFreeNect Drivers (Mac OS X)

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 10:20 -- mxg7505

Warning: These steps have been tested on multiple Mac machines - not all installations worked correctly.

Using Homebrew

Note: This tutorial works best if you have a clean install of Snow Leopard. Otherwise, things often break due to library version conflicts.

last tested May 4, 2011

1. Download Homebrew

Install XCode if you don’t already have it ( )

Open up the terminal and run the following line:

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Installing libFreeNect Drivers (Windows 7)

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 18:03 -- mxg7505
  1. Go to abd download RGBDemo-0.4.0-Win32 when prompted
  2. Navigate to where you downloaded it and extract it.
  3. Plug in your Kinect to the USB port on your PC. (make sure you do this step)
  4. Go to the Start menu on windows
  5. Right click on Computer and select properties
  6. Select Device manager
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Installing libFreeNect Drivers (Ubuntu 10.10)

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:44 -- mxg7505
last tested April 20, 2011
Note: All instructions found below assume basic working knowledge of inputting commands via terminal

1. Open command-line terminal
2. get/use Ubuntu launchpad ppa:

     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:arne-alamut/freenect

3. update/resynchronize list of packages from repository:

     sudo apt-get update

4. install freenect 0.0, libfreenect demos and libfreenect-dev

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