Onion Tau LiDAR Camera

by Onion

An easy-to-use LiDAR camera that acts like a webcam for real-time 3D depth data

Jan 21, 2021

3D-printed Mount Design Available

A design for a 3D printed mount for the Tau LiDAR Camera is now available! Read the full update.

Jan 14, 2021

An Explainer on the Different Types of LiDAR Devices

You've probably seen a few different types of consumer depth sensing devices with LiDAR or Time-of-Flight in their names. Let's explore the 3 most common types of devices, what they can measure, and when's best to use them! Read the full update.

Dec 28, 2020

An Explainer on Structured Light vs LiDAR for 3D Depth

What's the difference between 3D depth sensing with structured light scanning and LiDAR? What's better for which use case and why should we care? Read on and learn more about 3D depth mapping! Read the full update.

Dec 17, 2020

Campaign is Live!

The Onion Tau Camera is a 3D depth camera. It's like a regular webcam, except that it produces 3D depth data instead of color frames. It's USB-based, plug-and-play, and requires no additional computation to start producing depth data. So you can plug it into your computer with a USB cable and it will power on and start sending frames with depth measurements in real time. Read the full update.

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Onion Tau LiDAR Camera

One Tau LiDAR Camera. Everything you need to get started with 3D depth sensing.



Onion is a team of technology enthusiasts, creators, and strivers, looking to make amazing products and even better user experiences. Onion has been in business since 2014, graduating from the TechStars Startup Accelerator in Boston that year. In 2015, we introduced the world to the Onion Omega IoT computer.

Lazar Demin

Zheng Han

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