Kinect 3D Mapping

On February 8, 2011, in Kinect Dev, by Vlad Cazan

From the very beginning of this new Kinect scene, I always wanted to use the Kinect as a 3D camera and map a room in 3d space. Finally I have managed to figure out a great way to do this using OS X and a piece of open-source software called “Kinect RGB“. You can download […]

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Skeletal Tracking – OpenNI and Primesense

On January 16, 2011, in Kinect Dev, by Vlad Cazan

After finally installing bootcamp on my precious macbook pro, I have mannaged to get some OpenNI and Primesense applications working with the Kinect. Getting drivers to correctly install on the windows was a bit tricky but using a nice GUI provided by kinect-hacks.com made it much easier. You can find this file here. For those […]

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KinectoBot – 3D Mapping w/ Kinect

On January 14, 2011, in Kinect Dev, by Vlad Cazan

Last week I dug out my $5 roomba irobot and reconnected it to my motor shield. Using an xbee I made it wireless and really wanted to mount the Kinect to it and see some 3-d mapping goodness. Here is a picture of the results. I will post a video of the 3d view while the robot […]

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TuioKinect Tracking

On January 1, 2011, in Kinect Dev, by Vlad Cazan

After connecting my Kinect to my computer I really wanted to play around with some hand tracking algorithms. I wrote a basic processing brightness tracking code that sort of worked but I knew that using some other libraries could really improve my results. With some Googling I managed to find a library canned TUIO. “TUIO […]

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Hacking the Xbox Kinect

On December 31, 2010, in Kinect Dev, by Vlad Cazan

With the recent release of Xbox Kinect, I finally managed to get my hands on one. Since I purchased the Xbox 360 Kinect bundle it did not come with the usb power adaptor, and since I live in Canada that was a problem. Microsoft does sell these devices online from the US store but if […]

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