Xbox 360 kinect

There was one post ive found but didnt work for me any help?

Question by IsiqutK   |  last reply


Xbox video kinect help

On Xbox 360 if you are using video kinect to view somones webcam through msn, could i use a xbox vision camera on xbox video kinect so they could see me?

Question by Lord Parry 


Adafruit's Open Kinect Project

Adafruit has posted a $2,000 bounty for open-source drivers and/or an application for the Kinect X-Box 360 controller. The first person or team to post their succesful open-source documentation to Github can claim the glory and loot. For full details, check out this link: http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2010/11/04/the-open-kinect-project-the-ok-prize-get-1000-bounty-for-kinect-for-xbox-360-open-source-drivers/

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How can we us kinect XBox 360 to scan 3D object with PC win 7?

I have Kinect xBox 360 and use Win 7 on PC Question are : 1- I want to use this Kinect to 3d scan object , is this possible ? 2- What's kind of software to do this ? 3- How about the kinect driver must  install ? Thanks  

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Who wants a 3 month Pro membership

Over that year or so I have won five 3-month PRO memberships, and would like to start giving them away.  I would like to start by giving 2 of them away in a contest of sorts.  I have seen others do this and this seems like an awesome way to do it.  So here goes Submit a new instructable, will say no older then... December 31st 2010 Try to make it as awesome as possible, cause i like to use the word awesome around here alot! I will be focusing on creativity and the ease of construction for people new to this site. You have to make it yourself, jobbing out to have something cut-out IE, Ponoko is great and all, and if I was closer would probably do it myself, but the average maker is stuck using rinky-dink power tools.  Making something with those rinky-dink power tools those is true awesomeness! On second thought, I have rented power tools before, step 4 is more less the same as this so what ever means you have is good! Dead-line of February 20, 2011 - I'll try to judge it as quick as possible That's about it I guess, make sure to message me, post a link, shoot a flaming arrow or something that gets my attention to your instructable and tell me why you deserve it. Random begging, flattery and bribing is also good Others that have done this before, please comment as to any pointers that may make this smoother!  Thanks!

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Interactive floor using Microsoft Kinect? How?

Hi, I am searching for a solution on how to make an interactive floor projection. I saw some DIY projects using the Microsoft Kinect for detecting motion, but so far I have not found anything to start with. Does anyone managed to do something similar using the Kinect sensor?? Regards! vedtam

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Open Source Air Guitar Hero on Xbox Kinect

Now that the Kinect has been Kracked, people are starting to experiment. How's this for a prototype? Chris O'Shea has hacked together a virtual version of a Guitar Hero style game - stand in front, wave your arms, and play chords. Nice. Air Guitar prototype with Kinect from Chris O'Shea on Vimeo.

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Open-Source Kinect coming on market.

Remember Adafruit's bounty for cracking the Kinect? They might have been a bit hasty paying out for the hacks, since the Israeli developers of the technology within the Kinect have decided to sell similar devices themselves, called PrimeSensor, and release their code on an open license. One of the first licensees has been computer maker Asus which has paired the PrimeSensor with two devices that stream data from a PC to a TV via wireless. This lets owners get at the media on that PC using gestures rather than a mouse. Lithium Rain will be delighted... PrimeSense website Asus. BBC story.

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Control your pc with Kinect sensor?

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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Is there a way of making the text on Your Shape; Fitness Evolved bigger?

Hi, I have a small TV screen where I play Kinect, the text on YS:FE is very small and unreadable from the playing area. Is there a way to make it bigger? NM

Question by NatNoBrains   |  last reply


Any good Transparent & IR through (not reflect it) Cheap Material?

Hello. I am trying to make a setup with using Kinect to see through the transparent projection screen. For cheap material, I used a transparent plastic vinyl (Greenhouse Covering) But the Kinect won't see through much of the transparent screen. Also I think the plastic screen reflects some IR light from Kinect. BTW, the screen is quite big. 10ft wide, 6ft high I tried with small solid plastic (CD case), and it worked perfectly, see through IR and no reflection. I don't know why this transparent vinyl sheet won't work... Is there any cheaper material that is applicable for IR through and less reflective? Or should I add extra bigger IR illuminator? Please help.

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KinectV2 stops working with KinectFusion (URGENT!)

I asked someone  and he said:"If I'm not mistaken, the Kinect scanner has a fairly low maximum polygon limit. Maybe you're running out and it's stalling?" so how can I get the polygon count higher? everyone seems to do it easily, but mine stops working after the initial scan.

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what high torque servo should i use to control steering on go-kart i'm automating?

Hi I have an old go-kart which i'm teaching to drive itself using the kinect but I need a servo to control the steering. I know I need something hight torque but anything specific i'm not too sure on. any help choosing a type of servo or specifications on the one I should get would be greatly appreciated cheers

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Area recognition.?

Hi all! I want to make a automatic lawn mower. I was thinking about useing a kinect or a webcam for area recognition... Is this possible, what program should i use if there is any? Kjetil Norway

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Fiber Optic Illuminated Heels

I found these gorgeous Fiber Optic Illuminated Heels on Fashioning Technology.  These heels from Anastasia Radevich's Kinect 2011 collection.  They are illuminated using fiber optic technology and turn on with switches placed at the ankels.

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Antique Bicycle, Human Sonar, The Linear Clock

Antique Bicycle Human Sonar The Linear Clock Learn Business Card Throwing DIY Gorilla Pod Make Whimsical Furniture Kids Riding Crane Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Kill Bedbugs With Christmas Lights Instant Limoncello Cardboard Cryptex Vault $3 Xbox Kinect TV Mount Remove Vinyl Tiles With Dry Ice Challenging Bolt Puzzle Build a Printing Press

Topic by randofo 


How do I get my external hard drive to work for my xbox360 slim?

I have a SimpleTech 1TB external hard drive and a 4GB slim 360 (just till the elite kinect is in on 11/04) and I would like to use my hard drive so I can play firefight on Halo Reach online. I don't want to spend 150$ on a 360 slim hard drive. Anyone know how to do this?

Question by techtech777 


PS3 or Xbox? Answered

Basically, I've been on the fence for a while on whether or not to buy a PS3 or Xbox 360? I've finally decided to get one of them, but which one exactly? I've been kinda leaning towards PS3, as it has free online multiplayer, but what with the new, sleeker Xbox 360, and Natal *ahem* I mean, Kinect, I sorta want to get an Xbox, though I don't enjoy the fact that multiplayer costs money, however cheap it may be. Could someone help me, the late adapter decide? I'd be much obliged. 

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Flexible EL Display, Recirculating Gravy Fountain, USB Nintendo Gamepad

Flexible Electroluminescent Display Recirculating Gravy Fountain USB NES Gamepad Easy Backpacking Stove Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Letter from the Editor Glowing LED Tube DIY Thanksgiving Enter the RM 100 Contest Inner Tube Skull Purse Around the Room Marble Track Electronic Beehive Scale Xbox Kinect TV Mount DIY CMOS RAM Memory Guitar Neck Repair Blender Fish Tank Bottle Cap Antenna Protector Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Topic by randofo 


Where do you see video games in 20 years? Answered

Where do you see video games in 20 years? Do you think we will still be using controllers, or motion sensors? Will we still be playing Call of Duty, or will we be playing Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games(MMORPG) with graphics that will be compared to what we see in our eyes. Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) be improved, or still horrible.

Question by GRENADESQUEEZER   |  last reply


Arduino Jam 2012 Landing Page

Arduino Jam was an 48 hour event held at Timelab in Ghent, Belgium. 18 jammers started friday the 3th of february with a brainstorm session. The only restriction they had was that the projects needed to be powered by Arduino. 7 projects emerged from their brains. They teamed up and started on their projects to make their ideas come true. *   #1: Xtreme Buzzwire-4-2 *   Nipkow pong  & RGBCMY resolution test & 16 million color niptokowduino *   Kinect face follower *   Duck n jump Tv out game *   Bleeber - A physical layer between data and action *   Capgemini sound to light modulator Thanks to our sponsors that made this event happen:

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Follow up on the Arduino Jam Belgium

Arduino Jam was an 48 hour event held at the timelab in Ghent, Belgium. 18 jammers started friday the 3th of february with a brainstorm session. The only restriction they had is that the projects needed to be powered by Arduino. 7 projects emerged from their brains. They teamed up and started on their projects to make their ideas come true.   Here is an overview of the projects: - #1: Xtreme Buzzwire-4-2  article on hackaday - Reversed geo cache with only direction no distance. - Nipkow pong & RGBCMY resolution test & 16 million color nipkowduino - Kinect face follower - Duck n jump Tv out game - Bleeber - A physical layer between data and action - Capgemini sound to light modulator Thanks for our Sponsor who made this Jam possible:  

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The New XBOX 360

I just want to hear what you guys think about about the new xbox, which was released yesterday, I have heard it has built- in Wi Fi, quieter running, looks good and has a massive 250 gb hard drive. PS3 owners don't start bragging about ps3 here, just honestly say what you think about it. Advantages over current XBOX 360: >250 GB Internal Hard Drive >Improved reliability >Internal Wi Fi at the strongest strength, not en extra £60 ($100) >Kinect Ready >Only $299 0r around £180-200 (same price as the current elite) >Amazing new retro looks to the original XBOX here is the Microsoft Website (a bit biased though!) http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/

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How can I automatically create blueprints/floorplans of the rooms in my home?

I have a very old house and the city doesn't have any blueprints for it... I'm not crazy about drawing it all out manually and, being a tinkerer by nature--I'd rather do more work creating an automatic solution than less work measuring every room by hand :-) I've looked around online and found a lot of 3D laser scanners and Kinect hacks which is great... but really all I'm looking to do is create a flat, 2D floorplan of my home.  So far, my thought is a laser distance finder attached to a servo on a tripod using an arduino to control rotation and record the various measurements. I'm thinking that I could place this type of apparatus in a room and perform a few scans from different points (if there are obstructions such as beams) in the room and use those measurements to create a floorplan. Anyone have any thoughts/ideas/comments? Thanks! Jason

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Judging Criteria concern...

I was just looking at the Finalist in the Coded Creations Contest sponsored by Microsoft. There are very few where the main part of the project they built was "programming" based, One I read even stated right in the instructable that they just "copied the code from somewhere online which they could not remember were". Another showed how to install software which did involve programming... While the finalists chosen were definately cool and Great instructables were they really "Coded Creations"? Of the entries submitted there were several that did not make the finals that took advantage of thing specifically mentioned in the contest description:  "use of Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure, Kinect/Xbox, Windows Phone apps, or any Windows app". One entry did a phone app that even had voice control.. it was super cool and showed great programming tecniques and cool features but again did not make the finals.  Should the judging not have looked closer at the theme of the contest when picking the best to be finalists? It is like if I build an awsome Jet car from scratch and as part of it I programmed the clock by using code I found online... would that deserve to be in the finals? Sure a Jet Car is awsome but copying code for a non integeral clock while technically it is "coding" but it is not what makes the jet car awsome. I bet if it was stricktly a team from Microsoft doing the judging it would be a totaly different list. Anyone else have thoughts on this?

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Plexiglass Book: Advice Strongly Encouraged

Hey y'all! Firstly, thank you for being a part of the Q & A community. You rule. Secondly, I'm trying to make a book form out of plexiglass. This won't be a functioning book; it will just resemble an open book. For the spine, I'm using steel. For the body, I'd like it to be a frosted acrylic (I checked in with TAP and they have a .75" that should do). However, the acrylic is pricey at that thickness so I'd like to get as much advice as possible so as not to mess the whole thing up. Here's my question: 1) How do I shape / sculpt the acrylic so that it has that nice bookish bell curve? Like so: http://www.lesscakemorefrosting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/OpenBook800.jpg Suggestions I've received: -3D printing (I hear there is one at noise bridge but am not certain it's big enough / available for a non-noisebridger to wander in and use) -Milling (never tried milling before but how hard could it be?) -Sanding (sounds messy. And scuffy. Maybe hard to control smoothness accurately) This will be the exterior for an interactive artist's book I'm building. If you're interested in seeing it when it's done, you can add me on twatter! By the way, if anyone has any experience with coding for the Kinect and wants to nerd out sometime, I'm down.

Topic by mbelle1   |  last reply


Idle daydreaming about 3d printing

I love the idea of 3d printing, and would love to make it a hobby at home.  I can afford the machinery, I have the space, but I don't have the time to gain the required expertise. I have a laser cutter, but most of what I make is effectively two dimensional - design takes a while, but not an age.  For more complex shapes, there are online generators for boxes and gears, which I can use as starting points to my finished objects. What I would *like* to see is a combination of existing technologies - image and motion-sensing devices with virtual and augmented reality - to allow a kind of digital sculpting. My hands would be monitored by cameras (say, a Kinect), and in my Google Cardboard I'd be watching a "solid" object being sculpted. Like 2d drawing software, there would be a library of shape-drawing tools - discs, cuboids, spheres, rods and planes - as well as the ability to manipulate a lump of virtual clay, or draw surfaces and edges in space and have the software fill them in. I would then be able to save those sculptures and 3d print them, or slice them up, or reduce them to to surfaces to laser cut. Since I'm dreaming, I'd like to be able to take hold of a curved surface in my model, and flatten it out to be cut, with the computer automatically drawing in one of a selection of living-hinge cuts to make it possible to curve the surface in the real world. Just putting the idea out there.  Maybe somebody with the skills will pick it up and head over to Kickstarter...

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What you getting for Christmas?

EDIT:  Wow so its christmas!!!! WOO HOO! Did you get what you wanted? If not what did you get? I was actually suprised at how popular this topic (22 Including my shared their present) was so I want too say thankyou to all who commented and have a Merry Christmas! Ps: I got my Itouch 4  :) ANYONE ON IBLES REPLY TO THIS Please spread around so i have a huge list! Here is the list: megametal8: Apple Ipod Touch 4th Gen 8GB lemonie: Drunk DJ Radio: Xbox with Halo Reach Randomguy65: Kinect and (Possibly) Ipod Nano Goodhart: Three books of inspiration Seleziona: PS3 Shadowman39: Lego H1T4TCH1: Money TheFoofinator: Digital Camera MichelMoermans: Hat,Money,Building Supplies and a Book. knex_builder_freak: Ipod touch protective case and knife or sword bounty1012: L96a1 instruct39: Clothes,knex and wii games Ajleece: Samsung 330w Home Theatre System Tool Using Animal: A scout scope mount, and scope, for my Mosin Nagant happyjo: Trip to Hawaii Tornado96: New Super Mario Bros Wii, Video Camera and (Hopefully) more Knex stale56: A few video games,Tarn-X,IPod touch External Mic,Xbox 360 controllers,Cheap laser pointers, Flash drive and Duct and Electric Tape. knex gun builder: 2 RC Helicoptors, Suprise, Wii headset and Remote BrittLiv: A trip to the hard ware store SunBanks: Cahartt Jacket gruffalo child: A geiger counter, loads of books, some random things from her grandad's workshop, a hand-knitted jumper, ice-skates and a lop-sided picture

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Instructables at the Maker Faire!

Here you go! We spent two days talking to hundreds, maybe thousands of people about the site. We were amazed at how many people had heard of us, and used it regularly, but never quite got round to joining. We were proud of the number of other Makers who were members of Instructables. We were pleasantly surprised by people presenting crafts they had learned from instructables, and were telling others about the site. We met the very nice people from Sugru.  We met the slightly manic folk from various Hackerspaces.  We met the dedicated folk from SciCast.  There were people knitting neurons, soldering badges, hacking the Kinect, battling robots, playing tennis on bicycles, controlling fire with sound, playing music with Tesla coils, building an electric Mini, chasing small children with wheelie bins, performing the thermite reaction in their bare hands, building a temporary home from "Sold" signs. Hannah wrote an Instructable. There were automata, robots, ancient computers, amazing materials, musicians, artists, crafters, and hackers. There was a giant cardboard spider, a self-balancing skateboard from this site, a water-cooled armchair, a fire-breathing dragon, 3d printers printing 3d printers, and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people all interested in Making Cool Stuff. Have a look at the photos - the image-notes are still buggy, so if there's one you don't understand, just ask. Oh, and the members we know we met were... Spartacus. Insomniac. XenonJohn (and his self-balancing skateboard!) Aidy22475. Sweavo. Oopstudios (I don't think I spelled that correctly) Spikeuk. Podling. JamJarcollective (I could have watched their ball-coasters all day...) Greensteam. We probably met more than that - if I missed you off the list, please let me know! The first of the videos...  

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