8 Great Kinect Hacks

Kinect hacking is taking off at blinding speed. Microsoft's Kinect motion controller for XBox 360 is less than a month old, and it’s been barely two weeks since Adafruit announced a winner in their Open Kinect competition. Since the, Microsoft has tacitly endorsed opening up the Kinect as a platform, and it seems like there’s a new Kinect hack every couple of hours. It can be tough to keep up with a phenomenon that’s gone from nothing to a full blown scene in less than a month, so as a service to you we’re rounding up GeekTech’s favorite Kinect hacks.

Interactive Puppet Prototype

I can’t tell if I should be more impressed with the implications for children’s games or with the fact that this whole project only took a day to put together.

Black and White

'), 'src':"playlist", "mode":"overlay", 'trackingId':'mediaContainer40022', 'autostart':true, 'pageURL':document.URL, "link":document.URL, "pageName" : csmbvideo.info.pageName, "videoName" : "The Gear S, really? Samsung is bingeing on smartwatches, and it’s not a healthy habit", 'duration': 0, 'width':562, 'height':316, 'loadImage':"http://images.techhive.com/images/article/2014/09/samsung-gear-s_hd.mp4.still001-100411982-poster.png", 'prerollTag':narfVideo.preroll, "scaleMode":"stretch", "insertType":"modal", "playlistHandler": csmbvideo.getBloxArticlePlaylist }); return false; }); $('a.closeVideoModal').click(function (e) { var id = $(this).attr('href'); $('#modalMask').fadeOut(250); $(id).fadeOut(500); $('#VideoPlayerMain').html("
"); return false; }); } else { $('a.leadVideoModalClick').attr({'href':csmbvideo.leadUrl}); } }); csmbvideo.getBloxArticlePlaylist = function() { var videoPlaylist = [ { "src" : "http://images.techhive.com/media/2014/09/wearables_ep14_v2-40022-orig.mov", "duration":"156" } ,{ "src" : "http://images.techhive.com/media/2014/09/hyperlapseapp-40021-orig.mov", "duration" : "undefined" },{ "src" : "http://images.techhive.com/media/2014/09/qnap_ts-251nas-40522-orig.mov", "duration" : "112" },{ "src" : "http://images.techhive.com/media/2014/09/toyotahighlander-40242-orig.mov", "duration" : "108" } ]; return videoPlaylist; } */ g_arrModules['Article Detail:Right:Greenbot Promo'] = true; g_arrModules['Home Page:Right:Greenbot Promo:Article List'] = true; g_arrModules[''] = true; g_arrModules['Article Detail:Right:Bizdev Internal Primary'] = true; g_arrModules['Article Detail:Right:Product Shopping'] = true; g_arrModules['Article Detail:Right:Newsletter'] = true; g_arrModules['Article Detail:Funnel:TSO'] = true; $.ajax('/ads/tso',{ dataType: 'json', success: function(data){ renderTSO(data.tsoLinks); }, error: function(jqXHR,error,thrown){ $thm.debug("TSO AJAX Status: "+error+": "+thrown,true); } }); $('details').details();