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Hooking up a Kinect to your Computer (Using Ubuntu)

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I've been watching the Kinect hacks online for the past several months and really enjoyed them. I started thinking recently that I would kind of like to work with it myself, see what kinds of things I might be able to make and do, and decided to get a Kinect to play with.

The first thing I found was that there are a lot of different development platforms that all connect the Kinect to the computer in different ways. I also found out that all of these platforms were in different stages of development, and I don't think any of them are finished.

In the end, I found a lot of information about Kinect 1.2 running under Ubuntu, and felt that this platform gave me the most initial options for immediate enjoyment.

Trying to install, I found that the instructions that are given on the webpage (which are incredibly difficult to find), aren't really helpful in installing them on a computer, so after spending two weeks with google and three computers, I finally feel I've figured out the best way to install the working application. This instructable will be my attempt to convey that information I learned to you!
 
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Step 1: An Operating System


For the purpose of this instructable, I installed all of my applications on the current version of the Ubuntu Operating system. So If you head over to ubuntu.com, and download the desktop version of Ubuntu 10.10 either 32 or 64 bit depending on your system hardware and you'll be ready to begin!

[Note: I have not tried this with Ubuntu 11.04 and can therefor not guarantee any of this will work within that OS]

Follow the directions on their page for installing either via a usb thumb drive or a cd (or your own preferred method). Once Ubuntu is installed on your computer, you're ready to move on to step two!
moncvan2 years ago
Hi, I installed the new version one like the Kinect 2.0 and Vrui-2.2-003 in my Ubuntu terminal cause I need to apply multiple kinects like in the video of youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-w7UXCAUJE

After I followed the instruction above, when I type in inside of folder Kinect 2.0 like
sudo ./bin/RawKinectViewer > CalibrationData.scv

It said :"error while loading shared libraries: libKinect.g++-3.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

So, what should I do ? Do I have to install another library ? If yes, how?

Thanks
hgestel moncvan3 months ago

Hai, Did you get this problem solved? I have the same problem.

thnks

Henry.van.gestel@gmail.com

Hi Henry.van.gestel,

Iam stuck up with the same problem t said :"error while loading shared libraries: libKinect.g++-3.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory".

It would be great help from your end if u have resolved this issue.

REgards

K S Chidanand Kumar

Hi Moncvan,

Iam stuck up with the same problem t said :"error while loading shared libraries: libKinect.g++-3.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory".

It would be great help from your end if u have resolved this issue.

REgards

K S Chidanand Kumar

Hey man, great guide, but I am a little stuck. I have downloaded everything as you said, word for word, but I keep getting this bunch of errors:
In file included from /home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/TimerEventScheduler.h:28:0,
from /home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/GLMotif/ScrollBar.h:28,
from GLMotif/ScrollBar.cpp:23:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:115:24: error: declaration of ‘operator+=’ as non-function
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:115:21: error: expected ‘;’ at end of member declaration
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:115:31: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘increment’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:120:22: error: ‘size_t’ has not been declared
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:128:2: error: ‘size_t’ does not name a type
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:131:2: error: ‘size_t’ does not name a type
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:135:18: error: ‘size_t’ has not been declared
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:157:22: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘sAllocSize’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:212:2: error: ‘size_t’ does not name a type
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In member function ‘void Misc::PriorityHeap::reallocate(int)’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:138:3: error: ‘allocSize’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:143:7: error: ‘size_t’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:143:7: note: suggested alternative:
/usr/include/c++/4.6/i686-linux-gnu/./bits/c++config.h:155:26: note: ‘std::size_t’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:143:14: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘i’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:143:18: error: ‘i’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:143:20: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In copy constructor ‘Misc::PriorityHeap::PriorityHeap(const Misc::PriorityHeap&)’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:164:4: error: class ‘Misc::PriorityHeap’ does not have any field named ‘allocSize’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:165:22: error: ‘allocSize’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:166:4: error: class ‘Misc::PriorityHeap’ does not have any field named ‘numElements’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:169:7: error: ‘size_t’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:169:7: note: suggested alternative:
/usr/include/c++/4.6/i686-linux-gnu/./bits/c++config.h:155:26: note: ‘std::size_t’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:169:14: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘i’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:169:18: error: ‘i’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:169:20: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In destructor ‘Misc::PriorityHeap::~PriorityHeap()’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:175:7: error: ‘size_t’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:175:7: note: suggested alternative:
/usr/include/c++/4.6/i686-linux-gnu/./bits/c++config.h:155:26: note: ‘std::size_t’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:175:14: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘i’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:175:18: error: ‘i’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:175:20: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In member function ‘Misc::PriorityHeap& Misc::PriorityHeap::operator=(const Misc::PriorityHeap&)’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:187:8: error: ‘size_t’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:187:8: note: suggested alternative:
/usr/include/c++/4.6/i686-linux-gnu/./bits/c++config.h:155:26: note: ‘std::size_t’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:187:15: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘i’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:187:19: error: ‘i’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:187:21: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:191:7: error: ‘allocSize’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:201:4: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:202:15: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘i’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:202:19: error: ‘i’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In member function ‘bool Misc::PriorityHeap::isEmpty() const’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:210:10: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In member function ‘Misc::PriorityHeap::Iterator Misc::PriorityHeap::end()’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:222:24: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In member function ‘Misc::PriorityHeap& Misc::PriorityHeap::insert(const Content&)’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:226:6: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:226:19: error: ‘allocSize’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:230:3: error: ‘size_t’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:230:3: note: suggested alternative:
/usr/include/c++/4.6/i686-linux-gnu/./bits/c++config.h:155:26: note: ‘std::size_t’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:230:10: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘insertionPos’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:231:10: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘parent’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:232:6: error: ‘insertionPos’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:232:50: error: ‘parent’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:256:5: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In member function ‘Misc::PriorityHeap& Misc::PriorityHeap::reinsertSmallest()’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:271:3: error: ‘size_t’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:271:3: note: suggested alternative:
/usr/include/c++/4.6/i686-linux-gnu/./bits/c++config.h:155:26: note: ‘std::size_t’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:271:10: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘insertionPos’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:274:11: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘child1’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:275:11: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘child2’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:276:11: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘minIndex’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:277:7: error: ‘child1’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:277:14: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:277:55: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:279:7: error: ‘child2’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:279:14: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:279:55: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:281:7: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:281:17: error: ‘insertionPos’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:283:20: error: ‘insertionPos’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:283:39: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In member function ‘Misc::PriorityHeap& Misc::PriorityHeap::removeSmallest()’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:291:3: error: ‘size_t’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:291:3: note: suggested alternative:
/usr/include/c++/4.6/i686-linux-gnu/./bits/c++config.h:155:26: note: ‘std::size_t’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:291:10: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘insertionPos’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:294:11: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘child1’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:295:11: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘child2’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:296:11: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘minIndex’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:297:7: error: ‘child1’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:297:14: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:297:55: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:299:7: error: ‘child2’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:299:14: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:299:55: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:301:7: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:301:17: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:303:9: error: ‘insertionPos’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:303:28: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:306:5: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:307:8: error: ‘insertionPos’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h: In member function ‘Misc::PriorityHeap& Misc::PriorityHeap::remove(const Misc::PriorityHeap::Iterator&)’:
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:315:3: error: ‘size_t’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:315:3: note: suggested alternative:
/usr/include/c++/4.6/i686-linux-gnu/./bits/c++config.h:155:26: note: ‘std::size_t’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:315:10: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘insertionPos’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:318:5: error: ‘numElements’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:321:9: error: ‘insertionPos’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:323:11: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘parent’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:324:34: error: ‘parent’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:326:28: error: ‘parent’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:331:9: error: ‘insertionPos’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:333:11: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘minIndex’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:334:11: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘child’
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:335:7: error: ‘child’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:335:55: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:337:6: error: ‘child’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:338:55: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
/home/metalshadow/src/Vrui-2.0-003/Misc/PriorityHeap.h:340:28: error: ‘minIndex’ was not declared in this scope
make: *** [o/g++-3.g0.O3/GLMotif/ScrollBar.o] Error 1
is there any easier way to do this or i have to follow this long and complex procedure
I would strongly recommend against these instructions at this point actually. I did this when there really wasn't that much information on the subject. Check the last step (11).

Click the links to processing for something that is super easy to install and get working straight away. OpenKinect has it's own installation instructions, but they're a little more in depth then I remember the Processing plugin being.

Best of luck!
maarige2 years ago
thanku very much for the tutorial....

every thing was working fine before i reached the step to MAKE the Kinect 1.2 and got the following error...

Compiling USBContext.cpp...
USBContext.cpp:25: fatal error: libusb-1.0/libusb.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [o/USBContext.o] Error 1

i can't understand where it looks for 'libusb' file....
waiting for ur reply
thanks in advance
StumpChunkman (author)  maarige2 years ago
I'm really sorry. I tried searching around the web a bit, but wasn't able to find anything. Since I don't use my Kinect anymore, so I'm not sure what this error is.

Please ensure that you download the exact items I mentioned (most of them have been updated since I wrote this), and follow the steps exactly. I know this works, because I've had to use it several times to reinstall Kinect software on my computer.

Since everything has been updated though, I'm not sure if someone changed their code or not. I'm really sorry I can't be of more help.
thanks for reply....

one more thing i would like to ask is that what is the purpose of Vrui while using Kinect????

regards
StumpChunkman (author)  maarige2 years ago
And one other shorter (more concise) bit of info on the topic.
StumpChunkman (author)  maarige2 years ago
Of course. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

I only linked to the download page of Vrui in my instructable. Here's the main page which tells you all about it.
microbot2 years ago
StumpChunkman, has anyone told you that you rock today?

I was slightly frustrated for a bit there. I reckon the problem is disorganization on my part. I have been able to get point cloud and ir camera data out of the kinect after 15 minutes of playing around. For the last two weeks have read sooo many tutorials. and followed like five of them. ROS file system, openNI, etc. I want to do finger/gesture tracking. I confused myself pretty well on what talks to what and by what mechanism. i wiped the box and started from scratch. Found an Engineers checklist, and started over again. Documenting my steps...

Here is the manual: http://www.guymacon.com/ENGINEER/PLANNING/INDEX.HTM


On to tracking environmental variables!

Thanks Bud!
StumpChunkman (author)  microbot2 years ago
Awesome! I'm glad to hear you got it working!

That's pretty much the exact same problem I had when I first started trying to work with the Kinect. Every guide I found was useless, or left out a ton of information that I needed.

After trying and failing quite a few times, I finally decided that when I eventually got it working, I'd document my progress so other people could replicate it.

It's really annoying when you find directions online that leave out really important details.

Happy hacking!
microbot2 years ago
Thanks for the reply Stumpchuck.

I re-read your instructions, decided to follow them directly, with the same versions of Vrui and everything else. Yeah! I at least have a different error. I feel like its some kind of dependency , as it refers to a file that is missing.
I found the ValueSource.h file. My problem is that I do not have a proper education in Xnix. I am on Ubuntu, Natty. for the last ten months. I know windows systems throughly. Does not appear to help much, hehe.

me@Computer:~/src/Kinect-1.2b$ make
Compiling KinectCamera.cpp...
KinectCamera.cpp:32:28: fatal error: IO/ValueSource.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [o/KinectCamera.o] Error 1

Again, thanks for your time.
StumpChunkman (author)  microbot2 years ago
It looks like you have kinect-1.2b. Try just straight up kinect-1.2

I'd be nice to be able to see your computer, sorry I'm not incredibly helpful from this side.
microbot2 years ago
I should have used my eyes a little better. I found that "the VRUIDIR variable at the top of Kinect-1.2's makefile needs to be changed, to $(HOME)/Vrui-2.0-001 or $(HOME)/Vrui-2.0-002, respectively" - so I changed that, now I get this error:


me@ocmputer:~/src/Kinect-1.2a$ make
Compiling KinectCamera.cpp...
KinectCamera.cpp: In static member function ‘static void KinectCamera::StreamingState::transferCallback(libusb_transfer*)’:
KinectCamera.cpp:233:53: error: no matching function for call to ‘Threads::MutexCond::signal(Threads::MutexCond::Lock&)’
/home/me/Vrui-2.2/include/Threads/MutexCond.h:97:7: note: candidate is: void Threads::MutexCond::signal()
make: *** [o/KinectCamera.o] Error 1
StumpChunkman (author)  microbot2 years ago
Awww...this one is way more difficult then the last one! I need to download and try to install everything to see what's going on. That's why I haven't gotten back to you yet.

Hopefully I have some time this weekend. I'm not sure I'll know what's causing this problem exactly though.
microbot2 years ago
Hi, StumpChunkman.
I really like your guide.
I am stuck at make on "Go to src, then Kinect-1.2 folder".
I am sure it is because I am new to linux. I guess I just don't fully get it yet.

Here is my terminal output: me@Computer:~/src/Kinect-1.2b$ make
makefile:49: /home/me/Vrui-2.1/share/Vrui.makeinclude: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `/home/me/Vrui-2.1/share/Vrui.makeinclude'. Stop.

I have Vrui-2.2-001 installed, I know some of the packages changed, nevertheless I am not sure how to handle this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,
Microbot

rread3 years ago
Thank you so much for this very clearly written instructable. I'm writing this from ubuntu, I have never read such a good description of what is going on in terminal. just followed blindly and got lucky in the past.

I hope to eventually build a similar system to the kinect +++ in order to control kites by computer... eventually for power generation.
Once I nail it I'll get you the instructable back. Hopefully as clear as this one.
StumpChunkman (author)  rread3 years ago
That sounds awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing it!
ok... here's the concept ... And it's kicking off
https://sites.google.com/site/kitepowerresearch/
tzsch rread3 years ago
Wow, super awesome idea!
kpolzounov3 years ago
Just a suggestion if your new to linux you should use Zorin OS instead of ubuntu (a modded vesion of ubuntu) and its much easier to install it on a flash drive using unetbootin :) just a helpful tip
StumpChunkman (author)  kpolzounov3 years ago
Interesting. I'd never heard of Zorin before, it looks interesting.

I've been using one distro or another for the better part of a decade and finally decided that Ubuntu was the most comfortable fit for me. Which is why I was so irritated when they completely revamped their desktop environment. After swapping distro's again for gnome 3, I realized that it was just the way desktops are going and got used to it. I finally put Ubuntu back on and it seems pretty confortable. There are still a few things that bug the hell out of me (like not being able to control certain aspects of your sidebar)...but I'm willing to look past that for now.

Thanks for the heads up though, that Look Changer program would have been handy about 10 years ago!
locofocos3 years ago
Nice. I tried to get my Kinect running in Ubuntu 11.04, but got caught up in all the dependencies and other things that needed to be compiled from source (which weren't in Synpatic). Do you think there's any way your setup could be used with https://github.com/petermoz/keyboard-anywhere? It lets you play a virtual piano with the Kinect.
StumpChunkman (author)  locofocos3 years ago
That took a little longer then expected, but I finished and found a much easier way then I did it previously. You can find instructions here. Let me know if you have any more questions!
StumpChunkman (author)  locofocos3 years ago
Actually, the images you see in the last step shows my foray into keyboard-anywhere. I took his code and re-purposed it for what I was doing. If you just want to use the default sounds that he has, install OpenKinect with the python wrapper. You'll run into a ton of issues, but I promise it works. I'll try to put up a forum topic this weekend that deals with that (hopefully I have some time).
XTL3 years ago
" my grandma's PC she was throwing away(in last picture bubble)
OMG - time is moving so quickly. my mother still refuses to have one and his grandmother is throwing her old one out. LOL