[Kinect Teardown (3)] 3-layer Structure Found Inside
The Kinect with its upper chassis removed. The front side of the Kinect is facing up. There are three layers inside. An infrared laser, a camera for infrared light, a camera used to detect visible light and other optical parts are mounted on the first layer (the front most layer). The middle layer is mounted with a middle-size circuit board and a small circuit board, and the third layer is equipped with a large circuit board. The infrared laser, the camera for infrared light and the camera used to detect visible light on the first layer are connected to the middle-size circuit board on the middle layer via flexible circuit boards. Also, a thin metal heat sink is attached on a chip mounted on the large circuit board.