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Making my Turtlebot with ASUS Xtion [closed]

asked 2012-03-04 02:09:37 -0500

updated 2012-03-04 02:10:23 -0500

I have read tutorials etc for making your own turtle bot, I wish to do it using ASUS Xtion; do I need to use the modification kit as it is used when assembling the turtlebot using Microsoft Kinect ?

Any first hand experience will be most useful.

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answered 2012-03-04 06:09:09 -0500

ahendrix gravatar image

No; the Asus Xtion only needs USB power, and already has a USB connector.

If you want a bracket, iHeartEngineering makes one that is pretty nice: http://store.iheartengineering.com/I-Heart-Engineering-TurtleBot-Mounting/dp/B0073NXVW6

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@ahendrix : Very nice ! makes sense to buy Xtion than Kinect !

Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2012-03-04 06:56:12 -0500 )edit
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You'll also need to launch the asus version of the TurtleBot urdf, if you want the camera to be correct in the visualization

mmwise gravatar image mmwise  ( 2012-03-04 09:10:10 -0500 )edit

@mwise_wg Thank you ! That never crossed my mind !

Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2012-03-04 20:07:22 -0500 )edit
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If you need it, the alternate URDF is available here. https://github.com/IHeartRobotics/iheart-ros-pkg/tree/master/ihe_hardware/turtlebot_xtion_top_description

Also, since it is open source the files for making your own are available here. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16761

I Heart Robotics gravatar image I Heart Robotics  ( 2012-03-10 08:00:33 -0500 )edit
Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2012-03-10 15:55:13 -0500 )edit

Your link is broken.

Cerin gravatar image Cerin  ( 2013-02-05 01:21:36 -0500 )edit

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