I am John, I am a phd student in computer vision and planning on using the scanner for a variety of projects. I actually received the scanner a while ago but it had to sit until I could free up time to play with it (actually not totally true, I opened it, got it to work with windows (I think), waved at the screen and then put it away).
Now I am using Ubuntu and Raspberry with the hacker cable. I have only been playing with it for a few hours. If I clone from Github and follow the instructions in the readme, I can run some of the programs. It is a start! On Ubuntu at least.
Tomorrow, Raspberry Pi 3 hopefully and access some point clouds, etc. Then Jetson TX1.