[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.

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.

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