KinectomaniaFrom a toy to a community driven open source success
What is Kinect? “Controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” Devoloped by Microsoft & PrimeSense (Go Israel)10,000,000 Unites sold worldwide until today
How does it Work?
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Kinect goes Open SourceIn the ﬁrst month of the release, a company named Adafruit Industriesoffered a bounty for an open-source driver for Kinect.Microsoft in reaction stated that:“it has built in numerous hardware and software safeguards designed to reduce thechances of product tampering”But the USB port was left open by design.6 Days later a winner was annoucned for devloping a linux driver.Later it was discovered that the idea for the contest & the funding was made bya former Microsoft kinect developer, Johnny Lee.
Kinect goes Open Source Over 2,000 active members
Endless Inspirationhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvvQJxgykcU - IR Dots Revealedhttp://vimeo.com/17218868 - Open Kinect Source Visualizedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM_MExbug-s - MIT iRobothttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1heqFVrQGU&feature=related - Laser Projectionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QrnwoO1-8A&feature=related - 3D Video Capturehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxna-8wGzak - DepthJS Browser Controlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brpu30vjCa4&feature=related - 3D Drawinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgLp-KyK5g8 - Piano Anywherehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EeJCln5KYg&feature=related - Lightsabrehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeQwhujiWVk&feature=related - Shadow Birdhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-w7UXCAUJE - 3D Rotation 2 Kinectshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiNX-vpDhMo&feature=player_embedded#at=53 - Autonomos Flighthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv9yFkEP6qI&feature=related - Movie created with Kinect Motion Capturehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6o9GFd7Otg&feature=player_embedded#at=18 - Virtual Bookhttp://openkinect.org/wiki/Main_Page - OpenKinect Homepagehttp://kinecthacks.net -Kinect Hacks Blog