Hacks of the Microsoft Kinect

Watch Now Date Added: Mar 2011
Format: Webcast

A new generation of tools will soon make it even easier to tinker with the Kinect, the $150 Microsoft device that lets people control video games by gesturing. Since the Kinect's release in November, Microsoft has sold upwards of 8 million units and perhaps inadvertently started a frenzy of hacking, as academics and hobbyists have adapted the sensors available in the Kinect for projects ranging from robotics to unorthodox displays. The Kinect is so popular for such projects because it offers an inexpensive way to set up gestural controls.