Project ideas. Plug and Play Kinect Hacking Open-source operating system for ARM boards that makes the Kinect plug-and-play This OS has libfreenect pre-installed and includes common scripts (generate maps of rooms, track skeletons, etc), so it's really quick to get started In progress:  Workout RPG gamification Adapt any existing RPG game where one can gather experience points In order to gather them or for fights different workout exercises like push-ups have to be done Thus the player gathers in workouts as (s)he gathers in the game Video Conferencing on Steroids Gproud 14:25, 11 February 2011 (CET) Universities use a powerful, large format videoconferencing system called Access Grid (see ).
Actor-Triggered Stage Lighting/Sound Board Control Leal Vona @ 04:21, 4 January 2011 (CET) A simple example: This could allow actors on stage to cue lighting changes and sound effects without the use of a dedicated board op, and with more precision. Sequenced 3D Environment Mapper. Kinect. Kinect as capture scanner. Kinect. The Fast, Fun Guide to Three Microsoft Kinect Hacks. We follow the latest emerging trends in tech here at PCWorld, so we've been hooked on the Microsoft Kinect hacking scene.
We decided to try some projects for ourselves and show you how easy it is to get started with Kinect hacks. The Kinect, as you probably already know, is a motion- and depth-sensing 3D camera that lets you use your own body as a controller for compatible Xbox 360 games. Plenty of games for the Xbox 360 already work with the device, but hackers have been exploring new uses for the $150 peripheral. For instance, the Kinect uses its two cameras to make a 3D depth map of whatever you point it at it, and hackers have managed to port that data over to the PC, where they can play around with it.
Hackers have also used the Kinect's infrared mode to turn it into a night-vision camera. We recently tried three Kinect hacks and created a short video showing the kind of fun we had. Hack Details 1. 2. We then moved on to the bread and butter of Kinect hacks: Processing. Background. The Fast, Fun Guide to Three Microsoft Kinect Hacks. Hacking the Kinect - How to hack USB device drivers. Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits. With Kinect, Microsoft Aims for a Game Changer.
YouTube. With Kinect Controller, Hackers Take Liberties. Max Whittaker for The New York Times Innovators like Oliver Kreylos were eager for the Xbox Kinect, but not to play games.
He uses it to capture live 3-D images. But he had no interest in playing video games with the Kinect, which is meant to be plugged into an Xbox and allows players to control the action onscreen by moving their bodies. Mr. Kreylos, who specializes in virtual reality and 3-D graphics, had just learned that he could download some software and use the device with his computer instead. Mr. Companies respond to this kind of experimentation with their products in different ways — and Microsoft has had two very different responses since the Kinect was released on Nov. 4. “Anytime there is engagement and excitement around our technology, we see that as a good thing,” said Craig Davidson, senior director for Xbox Live at Microsoft. “These adaptations could be a great benefit to their own bottom line,” he said. On the day the Kinect went on sale, Ms.
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