Kinect 'hack' makes the virtual world come to life

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  1. lostdwarf
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    http://www.newscient...he-real-an.html

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    Shine the virtual world onto the real world with this very clever tech using 4 Kinects mounted on the cieling and a handheld kinect with a pico projector.
    Awesome.
     
  2. Ron

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    Please, use proper formatting, just posting a link is not enough
     
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    Very very cool! Especially the slam projector. Have no idea how these work but amazing concept.
     
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    hahaha KINECT WILL CONNECT ALL OF US
     
  5. Gahars

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    And we are now one step closer to the Holodeck.
     
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    #1 ITS NOT A HACK ITS A UTILISATION OF KINECT! THERE IS NO HACKING OF THE SYSTEM INVOLVED!

    #2 OMG THAT IS SOOOOO COOL! Seriously, I was skeptical until the last thing he took out, a handheld (albeit tethered) device that sees, memorises and can then render onto a virtual version of the real world and show its interactions? Awesome concept. I think that the Kinect is a dead end for games but as a UI tool it could be seriously good.
     
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    that is all you could comment on? did you even check out the solitary link? It has hugE potential for gaming and science etc.

    yes, your Highness.=jk
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  8. Ron

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    Thank you.

    And on another note, this seems cool, though I don't have a 360,..

    *Begs for 360 :tpi:
     
  9. Zerosuit connor

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    Fuck that's inovative...
     
  10. lostdwarf
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    The only down side to it I can see is that this setup is that if you exclude the PICO projector, time and effort it took to make the hand held units, the software it runs on, and the scientist figuring it all out:- would cost at least £500 just for the Kinects alone, then you need cieling mounts.

    I think I can gladly call this as 10 years ahead of time. Next, Next Gen.

    I don't have a 360 either... now I want 5.
     
  11. TehSkull

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    There are PC (and probably Linux) drivers for the Kinect, so you don't need a 360 to use it for these purposes. Nor would you even use a 360 when doing this.