So, it’s been a while since I wrote any articles, mainly because I’ve been busy in general and also busy making things. It’s just more fun to do things, rather than write about them.
But since I didn’t want any potential reader who stumbles across this site to think, that it is abandoned by the author, I decided to start posting updates on what’s to come (hopefully on a regular basis).
So I’ve recently bought a Cubieboard to use it as a file server. If you look closely at this posts featured image (or if you’ve already clicked on the link) you might notice why I picked this particular embedded board. Exactly, it has a SATA port for connecting a standard HDD or SSD to it. This should offer a huge performance improvement over USB connected HDD’s (albeit the Cubieboard still only has a 100MBit/s Ethernet interface).
I will describe what I’ve done so far with the Cubieboard and the Kinect, but it’s all on the “Hello World” level, so this post will mainly serve as a reminder for me, so that I don’t forget the basics.
This is going to be my first post about one of my later projects (03/2011): The DIY 3D Display prototype. I don’t have anything documented about it, after all it was just a proof of concept. But the youtube Video generated enough comments that I will try to come up with a documentation in the next post.
In this post however I’m going to explain how I got to make this prototype and I will talk a little about how it works. For those only interested in the technical stuff head on to How it works.