Kinect hack using libfreenect, openCV creates awesome shadow puppet
November 19, 2010
As most of you who aren’t living under a rock know, Microsoft’s Gesture Recognition based XBox extension called Kinect is a huge hit. And I’m not just talking for the Xbox owners or gamers.
This device has been in awe amongst a lot of geeks as well. This may well be because of open source hardware vendor Adafruit
putting up a bounty of $2,000 for building open source drivers for Kinect. Or maybe the fact that it was actually hacked just as soon as this bounty was announced.
In any case, take a look at
Kinect’s official promo video and you can’t deny the fact that this gadget has some serious potential.
For instance, as soon as libfreenect was released, Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson , went on the create a shadow-puppet like you’ve never seen before.
libfreenect, openFrameworks , openCV and Kinect, this duo has created a spectacular version of the age-old shadow puppet that will knock your socks off you.
Enough said. Take a look at the video.
Interactive Puppet Prototype with Xbox Kinect from Theo Watson on Vimeo.
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