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How to connect the kinetic sensor to my ROS computer

asked 2012-12-28 13:08:41 -0500

SuperMiguel gravatar image

So i finally finish building up my robot, with a litle computer built in into it.. And i just purchased a Kinetic sensor but the connector wont fit on one of the USB ports, so im guessing ill need to purchase one of those adapters than convert that kinetic port into USB and power (

Do i need to use that power cable? or the USB cable is good enough, also is the kinetic sensor i got the right one? or they actually sell one that comes already with USB port??


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how is the ASUS Xtion PRO LIVE compared with the kinetc???

SuperMiguel gravatar image SuperMiguel  ( 2012-12-28 15:36:33 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-12-28 13:16:06 -0500

yes. you need the adapter shown in your mentioned link. and that adapter is enough. you don't need to buy other things.

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but do i have to use the power cable? If so i guess i have to cut the transformer it self and hook it to my robot battery...

SuperMiguel gravatar image SuperMiguel  ( 2012-12-28 14:20:59 -0500 )edit

I recall there's a way of connecting a kinect to a Create robot's power supply. If you find a tutorial on how to do that it might be a starting point to use your bot's battery.

autorover gravatar image autorover  ( 2012-12-29 09:29:21 -0500 )edit

You will have to cut the cable. The USB port is not enough.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-01-14 10:03:30 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-12-28 19:05:08 -0500

Yes you will need to use the power cable aswell and connect it to a 12 vdc power supply

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