Kinect Hacked to Create Digital Puppet

The Kinect from Microsoft is proving to be quite a cool hackable toy. The latest hack sees Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson creating a digital puppet.

The system works by capturing movement of a persons arm and hand and then interprets that in to puppet movement which is then projected on to a wall. When a hand is opened the pupped makes noises.

The project took a day to to create using the libfreenect Kinect drivers, a laptop and the ofxKinect. Just imagine what can be created if hackers took an even longer time. I suspect we’re going to see a few interesting things over the coming months.

Via: Engadget

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