Videos of assorted Kinect hacks have gotten, well, kind of old. Specifically, videos portraying non-Kinect games being adapted to work with the device are the main offenders. But then a guy by the name of Garratt Gallagher comes along and does something inventive.
This video shows his entry for Willow Garage‘s Robot Operating System 3D contest. Naturally, he came in at first place. Gallagher’s hack involves drawing buttons — and then having Kinect recognize those shapes as functional buttons which activate sounds upon being touched.
Unless I’m completely blanking, this may well be the most interesting use of Kinect I’ve seen yet.
Video: Kinect Hack Recognizes Buttons Drawn With Ink and Paper [Popular Science]