Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Connecting with Kinect (Redux)

[With an official Kinect SDK release coming sometime in the near future (I hope), the original version of this post needed to be pulled from the Channel 9 Coding4Fun blog. With their permission, I’m reposting it here]

Yep, I'm one of the 10 million who purchased a Kinect. And as a dev I've been watching the news stream relating to hacking it.An official SDK has been promised, but there's enough out now where we can start playing with it on our PC's today...

Jim Galasyn shows us just how easy it is in his Getting started with Kinect development post.

And easy it is. Download and install Code Laboratories NUI Platform plug in your Kinect and go. No hacking, no slashing and all the P/invokes are already done for you.

Here's one of the samples included in the SDK;





And here's the other...


Of course, this is only the very very first step. Now we need to actually do something with the data we're getting from Kinect... But every journey begins with a first step and in this case the first step is a pretty easy and painless one.

Here’s a few more links you might find interesting:

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