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The Twelve Best Kinect Hacks Of 2010

By 12.27.10

Chris O’Shea used OpenFrameworks and OpenCV to program a Kinect air guitar. Party on, dudes. (Make)

Remember that scene from Big where Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia play Chopsticks on an FAO Schwartz floor piano? These Australian dudes used OpenKinect to make “Keyboard Anywhere” and reenact that scene, kinda. (BoingBoing)

The Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT programmed a Chrome browser extension DepthJS called which combines with a hacked Kinect to make a computer interface reminiscent of the computer in Minority Report. WANT. (Make)

Here’s another Minority Report style interface. Garratt Gallagher at MIT modified the Kinect to make a computer interface to detect hand and finger movements, even at higher speeds. (Make)

Razorfish incorporated a Kinect into their DaVinci illustrator tool, letting the user draw with hand gestures then apply real physics to the drawing (gravity, magnetic attraction, etc). This is how you keep a stoner busy. (Gizmodo)

Takayuki Fukatsu used openFrameworks to transform the Kinect into optical camouflage like the Predator. If only this worked in real life and not just on video. Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to use it to freak out people on Chatroulette for now. (PopSci)

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