Software Development Kit for the Neural Compute Stick
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Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute SDK

This Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute software developer kit (NCSDK) is provided for users of the Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick (Intel® Movidius™ NCS). It includes software tools, an API, and examples, so developers can create software that takes advantage of the accelerated neural network capability provided by the Intel Movidius NCS hardware.


The provided Makefile helps with installation. Clone this repository and then run the following command to install the NCSDK:

make install


The Neural Compute SDK also includes examples. After cloning and running 'make install,' run the following command to install the examples:

make examples


For additional examples, please see the Neural Compute App Zoo available at The ncappzoo is a valuable resource for NCS users and includes community developed applications and neural networks for the NCS.


The complete Intel Movidius Neural Compute SDK documentation can be viewed at

Getting Started Video

For installation and general instructions to get started with the NCSDK, take a look at this video

Troubleshooting and Tech Support

Be sure to check the NCS Troubleshooting Guide if you run into any issues with the NCS or NCSDK.

Also for general tech support issues the NCS User Forum is recommended and contains community discussions on many issues and resolutions.