Introducing the Onion Tau LiDAR Camera, our brand new 3D depth camera.

It’s like a regular webcam, except that it produces 3D depth data instead of color frames. It’s USB-based and plug-and-play, so plug it into your computer and it will power on and start sending depth measurement frames with just a few commands.

The Tau Camera is an affordable next step beyond single-point depth or one-dimensional scanner solutions, and serves as a great starting point for 3D depth sensing.

It comes bundled with a Web App to visualize the 3D depth measurements right out of the box. And a Python API is available for building your own applications. Both the web app and Python API are open source!

Here’s the web app in action, use it to visualize and interact with the depth measurements:

Learn more and pre-order on Crowd Supply!