I really have no idea what’s going on here, but this hack involves an iPhone 4, and HTC Aria Android OS phone and an old Game Boy.
Best I can tell, Goteking’s Game Boy has been hollowed out and the Aria is set up to replace its display.
Gamers and computer geeks have a long history of taking in their new gear and making it perform better than it was intended by hacking it and overclocking. If you are a big AMD fan that has been given one of the cool new HD 6950 video cards for Christmas you will really like to hear this about this little hack.
With all of our video game systems moving to controls that don’t use your standard game pads, and instead use motion and gestures to control games, it’s clear that gesture control is coming to everything. I have an alarm clock that uses gesture control; you can wave your hand over the thing to silence the alarm.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 add-on has been a hit not just with gamers but with modders and hackers as well. While only a few of its launch games are truly unique and imaginative – Dance Central and Kinectimals come to mind – more and more people are discovering a variety of non-gaming related purposes for Kinect, from rendering a person invisible to controlling drones.
Well, it was only a matter of time before we’d start to see some serious motion-capture done using Microsoft’s Kinect.
This incredible choreography demo by Higuchuu shows off the precision with which individual dance moves can be recorded from a subject standing in front of a Kinect camera, then played back onto a 3D avatar.
Microsoft’s Kinect proves that some gaming peripherals aren’t just for gaming.
Since the launch of Microsoft’s Kinect, people have been hacking it to do all sorts of interesting things. However, I have to say that attaching it to a flying robot has to be one of the coolest I’ve seen.
Human-powered electronics are nothing new. For example, there are already wristwatches that are recharged by the motion of the wearer’s wrist. Okay actually that’s the only example I can think of now, but still. Now imagine if you could recharge almost all of your portable devices via your continuous breathing.
Thanks to a little clever Kinect hacking, you can now be rendered invisible.
Coder Takayuki Fukatsu figured out a way to replace his image with an invisibility cloak when viewed through the Kinect’s eyes. The way it works is by using a software hack (built with Openframeworks) to apply a copy of the background image onto the shape of his body as he moves around the room.
I’m not the cheating sort, and I have little tolerance for those that are. As this story goes, a geek discovered somehow that his girl was cheating on him. Rather than risk jail time by leaking any “homemade movies” or having it come to fisticuffs, he did what any intelligent geek would do.
Kinect hacker Yankeyan is at it again. Last time, he made a lightsaber with his Kinect. This time, he’s playing Super Mario Bros. – as Mario.
By taking his physical movements and converting them into running and jumping movements for Mario, he’s managed to create the first controller-free version of the game that I’ve seen.
Do you ever wish that your point-and-shoot camera had a few more high-end features?
For most people a simple point-and-shoot camera is perfect. They’re small, take good pictures and can be relatively inexpensive. Unfortunately, there are some things that a lot of them just can’t do.
Hacks of the Microsoft Kinect are just flooding in now that the device is in the hands of geeks everywhere. I bet Microsoft never thought people would be using the Kinect for anything other than gaming as it was intended.