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Control your pc with Kinect sensor? Answered

I am running windows 7 64bit, after getting the xbox kinect for my 360, I thought it would be a good idea to control my laptop with it, I have installed the necessary drivers to use the motor, audio and camera although the programs for keyboard mapping won't connect to the camera.
I have FAAST, Open NI prime sense and yet none of these will pick up the sensor.
here are some websites I have looked at:
http://people.ict.usc.edu/~suma/faast/
http://www.wolfgangherfurtner.com/
http://openkinect.org/wiki/Main_Page
I have followed all the steps on the open kinect website yet it is still not working.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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ajith92 (author)2014-04-02

Try Processing with Kinect. Thats the best way to connect

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hotmatrixx (author)2011-06-29

Microsoft has released an official SDK platform + Drivers.

Official Link


I hope that this is of some use to you.

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ANDY! (author)2011-05-15

I've seen some people who turned their kinect sensor into something they can use to control their PC, but i think it is easier to use a mouse or a touchscreen until someone comes up with a holographic interface that is like the one in "Iron Man."

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Computothought (author)2011-01-04

Look at the device manager if it is still used to make sure all drivers were recognised,

Google code has some info:

https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=605&q=google+code+kinect&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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the python code looks promising, thanks for the link, running it in the python shell now :D, not sure how it might work though as the only code i know is very basic coding in python i started for a game in blender 3D, only learnt a few basic aspects, couldn't get to grips with the ccoding :S bit bad as it is one of the easiest coding software out but hey, I'm only 14 lol

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The Amazing Waffle (author)2011-01-06

I thought of that idea but never tried it, try youtube to see if it's been done.

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Yeah, i spent several days on the web looking for ways to do it, i have the three devices recognised, the motor, audio and camera, its just that I don't have a program to let me utilize it :/

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