Coolest Kinect hacks - videos

Coolest Kinect hacks - videos

Summary: Kinect has been out for less than a week, but already enterprising hackers are finding unusual ways to put the sensor bar's 3D imaging capabilities to good use.

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Mehmet Akten creates a 3D doodle in mid-air. By using one hand he draws a pattern, and when he switches to two hands, the image can be rotated to reveal its three-dimensional loveliness. (Credit: Video screenshot by Leslie Katz/CNET)

Kinect has been out for less than a week, but already enterprising hackers are finding unusual ways to put the sensor bar's 3D imaging capabilities to good use...

It all started when electronic company Adafruit Industries offered a $1,000 reward to the first person to build an open-source driver for Kinect, which would enable other l33t h4xx0rs to use Kinect for their own innovative means. Microsoft didn't take kindly to that competition, which prompted the reward to be raised to $2,000, and then again to $3,000.

For more on this story, read and see the video highlights in Coolest Kinect hacks: Our favorite motion-sensor experiments on Crave UK.

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  • RE: Coolest Kinect hacks - videos

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  • RE: Coolest Kinect hacks - videos

    Very impressive, and it's just the beginning.<br>I would expect that MS had always planned to make PC kinect options available after establishing the device on the X-Box, considering all the potential (And right after Minority Report, MS did release a lab demo of an alpha setup for gesture based controls so they've definately got an idea what that potential is.)<br>But now, with the drivers released and creative applications turning up, I have to wonder how much of a fire this will be lighting under whoever at MS is tasked with putting together the official drivers, development kits, and whatever code is necessary to integrate it with Windows 7's built in Multitouch and speech recognition.
    brendan@...
  • RE: Coolest Kinect hacks - videos

    We were inspired and made a 3D Kinect Dance Visualizer.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56hZe5dqJjk
    ntarun