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Submission + - ReconstructMe: Real-Time 3D Model Reconstruction with Kinect Released (

elmartinos writes: ReconstructMe is an intuitive 3D reconstruction system. It creates a 3D models from the scanned environment in real time, much like Kinect fusion, but works with any device capable of OpenCL. It continuously scans the environment while you move the camera around and creates a 3D model from your scan.

As of today, there is a public release that is free for non-commercial use. If you own a Kinect or Asus Xtion, you can now easily create 3D models.

Comment Re:Didn't Sound Optimistic to Me! (Score 4, Insightful) 479

Rossi does not want your money. He has solely funded all development of the e-cat with his own money: He has sold a company he owned, and he has now even sold his house. Peswiki asked him if they should set up a donation site for him, but rossi does not want that too. He also does not want to apply for FP7-ENERGY, a european research program for energy.

So Rossi either is a completely self-deluded man that manages to delude lots of other people around him as well, or he really has something working.

Comment Three Laws of Software Development (Score 1) 590

Some years ago I had these three laws of software development:

  • A developer must write code that creates value.
  • A developer must make their code easy to maintain, except where such expenditure will conflict with the first law.
  • A developer must reduce their code to the smallest size possible, as long as such reduction does not conflict with the first two laws.

I still believe that these rules are the essence of good code.

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