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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Space Cookies

On October 25, 2010, in Blog, Interactive Media, by Vlad Cazan

I would just like to introduce my newest project. This is my final practicum project for my last year at Ryerson in Radio and Television Arts. For this project I have joined a group called “Space Cookies Productions” as Head of Interactive Development and I am very excited to get the project started. For this […]

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openFloor Flash/ActionScript POC

On September 14, 2010, in openFloor, by Vlad Cazan

So I have just finally managed to get my tracking program to be recognized with Flash, using Actionscript 3.0. This means that there will very soon be a beta release of the flash port for openFloor. Using flash to create dynamic floor projections will be much easier then processing. Although coding more complicated applications would […]

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