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Kinect on OSX Lion 10.7

asked 2011-08-28 01:06:06 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 08:59:43 -0500

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What is the best way to get Kinect working on OSX Lion with ROS Diamondback? I am holding off on Electric until it is ready for OSX.

I tried compiling the unstable openni driver from, but none of the sample programs worked. Has anyone else gotten Kinect to work? Thanks.

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I still can't make this work ... even using the precompiled drivers from PCL, the programs don't work. The best option is to use libfreenect ( -- they even have a homebrew formula). There are already a couple packages for it and it really isn't hard to write something yourself.
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answered 2012-02-06 10:54:31 -0500

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updated 2012-05-06 05:59:29 -0500

I already answered my question in the comment ... use libfreenect.

Update: 5 May 2012

I have updated the old libfreenect kinect package and it appears to be working. I am trying to get pcl_ros to work now on OSX.

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