Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Nov 2010 23:21 UTC
Games Ah, Microsoft's Kinect. Now that the technology has been released into the wild, one thing becomes clear: hackers and programmers love it. It's already been hacked to work on Linux and the Mac, and the first interesting hobby projects are starting to appear. Since Microsoft has already stated it's selling Kinect at a profit, I'm going to make a bold statement: Microsoft is loving the hackery. Update: Turns out I was right - Microsoft has stated that Kinect was left open by design.
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JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Anyway, about the Kinect and PC connectivity, can you do anything really useful with it, or is it just for the 'gee whiz' factor at the moment?


You can do the same that Kinect + XBox360 does. Additionally you could use it in robotics to create manipulators, that don't knock off things when reaching for them, at home....

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

You can do the same that Kinect + XBox360 does. Additionally you could use it in robotics to create manipulators, that don't knock off things when reaching for them, at home....


I was thinking more as an end user, not as a dev.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

My first thought was a computer+konect watching a TV+konect. The hard part would be getting it to use gestures to control the TV it was "watching".

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