Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  

Primesense Carmine 1.09 and USB 3.0 - A Cautionary Tale

Recommended Posts

There seems to be an incompatibility between the Carmine 1.09 and USB 3.0 despite the listing of USB 3.0 as being a compatible data interface.

To my horror my Carmine 1.09 did not work on my shiny new Acer S7 392 (running Windows 8 64 bit) though it works fine on my desktop running the same version of Windows.

A quick Google search showed that I'm not the first to have this problem which is some slight comfort.

I saw this on the Primesense site: "The new firmware V5.8.22 includes support for USB 3.0 ...."

It is made clear that this new firmware is for the 1.08 only.

Perhaps a similar update for the 1.09 will solve the issue.

I emailed Primesense yesterday and will post their response.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

When I first started playing with 3D Scanning last year, I tried an Asus Xtion sensor (which I think is basically a Carmine v1.08) and it failed to work on my Retina MacBook Pro because of USB 3-related issues.

I switched to an XBox Kinect, and then to a Carmine v1.09, and those both worked fine for me on the MBP, however.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 86 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!