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Tag: Kinect

Forza 4 Gets Cool Kinect Head Tracking

Forza 4 Gets Cool Kinect Head Tracking
If you spend any time on a racetrack or an autocross course inside a car with an instructor one of the things they will tell you is to look ahead of where you are and let your hands follow your eyes.

Project iKinect Co-op Game Uses Kinect and iPhone as Controllers

Project iKinect Co-op Game Uses Kinect and iPhone as Controllers
If you thought the PS3 Kinect hack was absurd, then this Kinect hack from Rockmoon, a mobile game development company based in Singapore, will be no less ridiculous – a two-player video game where one player plays using a Kinect while the other player uses an iPhone as a controller.

RC Car Hacked With Kinect or iPad Controls

RC Car Hacked With Kinect or iPad Controls
I know that there are a lot of geeks out there that like remote-controlled cars. I also know that there are a lot of folks that would like a R/C car with controls via the Kinect or the iPad.

Kinect Infrared Light Art Dazzles

Kinect Infrared Light Art Dazzles
We’ve certainly seen our share of Kinect hacks around here, but I have to say this is one I haven’t run across before. These dramatic photos were shot using the infrared 3D mapping dots that the Kinect projects, viewed through an infrared lens filter.

PS3: It Only Does Kinect

PS3: It Only Does Kinect
The inevitable has finally happened – someone has hacked the Kinect so it can be used to control a PS3. Of all the crazy and creative Kinect hacks I’ve ever seen, this one takes the cake.

Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You

Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You
This may well be the coolest Kinect hack I have seen yet, despite the fact that it serves no purpose. I can only imagine how awesome this would be as a Halloween decoration. The geeks behind this hack took a Kinect and a spherical display from Pufferfish and hacked them together.

Kinect Hacked to Control Tesla Coils

Kinect Hacked to Control Tesla Coils
I am starting to think that there is no end to what a geek with some ingenuity and a Kinect can’t hack. Some geeks at MakerFaire over in the UK got bored and ran across a dude that had built some Tesla coils.

Kinect-omation Hack Controls Room Lights

Kinect-omation Hack Controls Room Lights
Kinect hacks are the big new thing for geeks with time on their hands. That’s all fine and good since many of the hacks we have seen lately are actually things that are interesting. A hack has surfaced today that takes the Kinect and turns it into a home automation controller.

Kinect and Arduino-Controlled Delta Robot is the Crane Game of the Future

Kinect and Arduino-Controlled Delta Robot is the Crane Game of the Future
I am at times a crane game savant. You know the game at the store where you can win prizes by grabbing them with the gaping maw of a crane scoop. I once won two toys in a row from that thing, and now each time we go to the store my daughter begs me to win her some toys.

Kinetris: Play Tetris the Way It Wasn’t Meant to Be Played

Kinetris: Play Tetris the Way It Wasn’t Meant to Be Played
Ever wanted to play Tetris using gestures, Minority Report-style? Me neither. But hacking and common sense don’t always go together; sometimes people love to do things just because they can do it. Case in point, Conan Chen’s Kinetris project.

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect
The Microsoft Kinect has been used for all sorts of interesting gameplay and visual hacks, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used in the process of generating physical objects.

Kinect Hole in the Wall Hack Needs to be a Real Game

Kinect Hole in the Wall Hack Needs to be a Real Game
If you ever saw that Hole in the Wall game show, you know how ridiculous the concept of people standing around waiting to not get hit by a moving wall can be. Now, thanks to a clever hack with the Microsoft Kinect, it looks like you could someday play the game in your living room.

M1 Mobile Manipulator Robot: The Real Johnny 5

M1 Mobile Manipulator Robot: The Real Johnny 5
The M1 Mobile Manipulator robot is made by Meka Robotics, a San Francisco company which got started by MIT roboticists. The robot plans to be worth more than the sum of its parts and it slightly reminds me of Johnny 5 from Short Circuit.

Roomba Vacuum Controlled By Microsoft Kinect

Roomba Vacuum Controlled By Microsoft Kinect
We can all agree that vacuuming sucks. It’s no fun to push that thing around the house sucking up all the debris and dirt that you and your family schleps inside. I have always thought that the inventor the Roomba should have been nominated for a Nobel Prize of some sort.

Windows Phone 7 + Kinect Could Bring Exciting New Gameplay

Windows Phone 7 + Kinect Could Bring Exciting New Gameplay
Frankly, I haven’t been all that impressed by Windows phones over the years. Even with the improvements in Windows Phone 7, I feel like the platform is a day late and a dollar short in comparison with Android and iOS.

Kinect Hacked to Operate on Android

Kinect Hacked to Operate on Android
Hackers and modders often look at things like a mountain climber. You don’t really need a reason to hack (or climb) something; you just do it because it’s there. Such is the case with this hack that makes the Microsoft Kinect work with the Android platform.

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