Monday, November 22, 2010

Kinect Hacking

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks you'll have heard of Kinect, Microsoft's answer to the Wii. The Kinect is a "controller-free gaming and entertainment experience" for the Xbox 360 (and will be available for PC users when Windows 8 is launched). The Kinect sensor uses motion sensors, 3d scanning and fancial/audio recognition software to enhance the gaming experience.

Kinect has only been on the market for a few weeks now but already several people have taken a screwdriver to their kinect sensors. Using the device's hardware they've come up with some fantastic "hacks".

Here's some of the more interesting one so far:

ofxKinect 3D draw 001 from Memo Akten on Vimeo.

and my personal favorite

Interactive Puppet Prototype with Xbox Kinect from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

And all this was done with a fortnight. There's some amazingly creative people out there- I look forward to seeing what happens in the future.

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