Classic NES played using a Kinect

Control your classic NES console with the Kinect V2 sensor by┬áPaul DeCarlo: Ingredients: An NES console with game to test An NES controller OR some wiring skills and a CD4021BE 8-bit shift register 12 strands of wire, recommend Kynar 8 1k resistors (technically any value from 1k to 50k should suffice) 2 3.6k resistors (again […]

O’Reilly video: Intro to Gestural Interfaces with the Microsoft Kinect

This webcast by Greg Borenstein presented by O’Reilly offers a solid introduction to building your own applications with the Microsoft Kinect. Beginners will find a wealth of information about the Kinect’s theory of operation and how to use the data it generates to work with Arduino, Processing and other frameworks. The importance of the calibration […]

MS announces new Kinect for Windows hardware

Microsoft has announced they will be making a special edition of the Kinect available designed especially for Windows hackers. The new Kinect will include optimized hardware components and firmware adjustments to better enable PC-centric scenarios. The unit will complement the Kinect for Windows SDK. MS reports: Simple changes include shortening the USB cable to ensure […]

Defcon 19: Kinect + Metasploit = Kinectasploit

In this presentation from last summer’s Defcon 19 conference, Jeff Bryner, Owner of P0wnlabs.com, demonstrates how to integrate the Kinect with Metasploit. He uses the open source Blender 3D game engine to interface the Kinect hardware with Metasploit. This hack allows you to launch preassigned Metasploit attacks based upon your gestures as detected by the […]

Parallax introduces Eddie robotics platform

Parallax is introducing a new robotics platform based on the Propeller microcontroller. Known as Eddie, which stands for Expandable Development Discs for Innovation and Experimentation, the platform consists of dual 18 inch round bases positioned one above the other. The upper is designed with mounts for a Kinect and a laptop (used for what Parallax […]

Microsoft demos a Kinect-driven armchair

Microsoft demoed a Kinect-driven armchair at the MIX11 conference in Las Vegas. This proof of concept device controls a motorized platform armchair using hand gestures. The source code for this project will reportedly be made available with Microsoft’s release this Spring of its Kinect for Windows SDK which will open up development using Visual Basic, […]

iPad/Kinect/HTML5 controlled toy car

Gaurav Manek likes to work with Arduino and experiment with different means of remote control. His latest project involves several new technologies relating to gesture- and web-based control. He writes: This project extends a simple remote-controlled car, allowing it to be controlled by an iPad or by hand gestures. This project builds on the Arduino […]

MIT uses kinect on quadcopter

MIT has developed a system using the Microsoft Kinect as part of an autonomous flight controller, allowing navigation and mapping when a gps signal is not available. At MIT, we have developed a real-time visual odometry system that can use a Kinect to provide fast and accurate estimates of a vehicle’s 3D trajectory. This system […]