Onion Tau LiDAR Camera

by Onion

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

View all updates Jun 10, 2021

Shipping Underway & Getting Started Guide

by Lazar D

We’ll cut right to the chase: the Tau LiDAR Camera is now shipping!


Tau Camera shipments started going out to backers Wednesday, June 9th! If you backed the campaign during the crowdfunding period, expect an email from Crowd Supply with your tracking number. You can also find this information in your Crowd Supply account.

Once shipped, packages typically take 2-5 days to arrive to destinations in the continental USA, depending on where you live. For international shipments, expect two to three weeks. Please contact Crowd Supply Support with any shipping questions or concerns.

Getting Started Guide

We’re guessing you’ll want to get up and running as soon as you get the Tau Camera, so we thought it would be a good idea to link to the Tau Camera Getting Started Guide.

Follow the guide to get familiar with the Camera, the Tau Studio web app, and the Python API.

Also check out the Resources and Useful Links page for a full listing of all resources that are available for the Tau Camera. Everything from API documentation to 3D models for Mounts

Let us know what you think!

We’d love to hear what you think about the Tau Camera. Get in touch on Twitter or the Onion Community Forum!

Happy LiDAR-ing!

About the Author

Lazar D

greenbreakfast  ·   Toronto, Canada

$43,407 raised

of $15,000 goal

289% Funded! Order Below

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Onion Tau LiDAR Camera



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.

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