Resources

Here you'll find a collection of resources in order to develop applications for the Kinect. The resources on this site are divided up into three categories allowing for easy search and sort capabilities.

  • The first tab lists all resources that have been added to the site.
  • The Download tab includes all downloadable files with sorting criteria available to refine your search.
  • The Guides tab sorts all of the guides available by your Operating System of choice
  • The Operating System tab lists all resources by OS.

Guides | Mac OS X

Ning Ma's FLying Squares with dynamically controlled background perspective and change colours.

There aren't very many instructional guides or videos out there that go into detail when describing how to take a kinect captured image, import it into blender and then map a texture to it. Trust me, I spent a lot of time looking around. That goes double for Mac users.

The other day I posted an article about a great little game developed by Paul & Syd.

Here a quick -- and when I say quick, I mean quick -- guide to get you up and running with libfreenect drivers on a Mac OS X.

UPDATE: OpenNI has a new site so a lot of the links (and some instruction on how to obtain things) have changed.

Ryan Challinor wrote an incredibly useful tool for speeding up the set up process involved with using your Kinect sensor with Apple's free visual programming tool Quartz Composer.

Downloads | Application

Ning Ma's Kinect Follow Target Processing Sketch

The Kinect's main man in MoCap has just released version 0.50 of Brekel Kinect. This latest update includes LED and Motor control without the need for additional driver support and promises to be more stable when capturing longer recordings.

Uses Kinect to control which beat is playing in a looping sample. A sample is chopped up into eighth note slices (or any increment) and arranged like a clock face around you. The currently playing slice is controlled by your left hand's position in space. This allows you to remix a loop by waving your hand around. The red dot indicates your hand's position, the green bar indicates the currently playing slice, and the blue bar moves at the tempo of the song to serve as a guide.

This handy little package will allow you to easily install the OpenNI and drivers and Brekel Motion Capture software in one clean, easy swoop. I've also included the Motion Builder plugin and the stand alone version of Brekel Kinect.

Synapse is an app for Mac and Windows that allows you to easily use your Kinect to control Ableton Live, Quartz Composer, Max/MSP/Jitter, and any other application that can receive OSC events. It sends joint positions and hit events via OSC, and also sends the depth image into Quartz Composer.

Downloads | Game

Processing + Kinect Game
Developers: Jordi Llobet / Anna Fusté - LaSalle Engineering

Guides | Linux

I came across this easy to set up mouse control Kinect hack for Ubuntu. From what I can tell, you can't execute any "click" commands so it isn't the most practical hack out there. It may however prove to be a good jumping off point if you were interested in developing a Minority Report type interface for Ubuntu.

If you've been following the Kinect hacking and development scene for as long as I have, there's a good chance you'll rememeber the Keyboard Anywhere hack. It was one of the first real eye openning Kinect hacks to hit the scene and for good reason.

libfreenect is the end result of the famous Adafruit Kinect hacking bounty X-Prize winner. After it made its mark on the scene, the OpenKinect community was born and the rest is history. This guide will provide the resources necessary to install the OpenKinect libfreenect drivers for Ubuntu. The original installation guide can be found at OpenKinect's Getting Started Guide.

Downloads | Package Installer

Our dev bundle installs the latest versions of OpenNI, a general-purpose framework for obtaining data from 3D sensors, NITE, a skeleton-tracking and gesture-recognition library, and the SensorKinect driver for interfacing with the Microsoft Kinect. It then configures them all to play nicely with each other, no command-line wizardry required!

Downloads | Library

This package is truly a life saver. A quick and convenient way to download all the dependencies required to properly compile and build libfreenect on your Windows machine.

Downloads | SDK

Downloads | Miscellaneous

PrimeSense Sensor Module for OpenNI (Version 5.0.3.4 Unstable version - Jul 19th 2011) Kinect Mod

Source: https://github.com/avin2/SensorKinect

Guides | Windows

UPDATE: Forget about all that, the ZigFu package installer is flawless and by far the easiest way to get your Kinect working with your computer and it takes all of two minutes.

Ning Ma's Kinect Follow Target Processing Sketch

Processing + Kinect Game
Developers: Jordi Llobet / Anna Fusté - LaSalle Engineering

The Kinect's main man in MoCap has just released version 0.50 of Brekel Kinect. This latest update includes LED and Motor control without the need for additional driver support and promises to be more stable when capturing longer recordings.

Our dev bundle installs the latest versions of OpenNI, a general-purpose framework for obtaining data from 3D sensors, NITE, a skeleton-tracking and gesture-recognition library, and the SensorKinect driver for interfacing with the Microsoft Kinect. It then configures them all to play nicely with each other, no command-line wizardry required!

This package is truly a life saver. A quick and convenient way to download all the dependencies required to properly compile and build libfreenect on your Windows machine.

Uses Kinect to control which beat is playing in a looping sample. A sample is chopped up into eighth note slices (or any increment) and arranged like a clock face around you. The currently playing slice is controlled by your left hand's position in space. This allows you to remix a loop by waving your hand around. The red dot indicates your hand's position, the green bar indicates the currently playing slice, and the blue bar moves at the tempo of the song to serve as a guide.

PrimeSense Sensor Module for OpenNI (Version 5.0.3.4 Unstable version - Jul 19th 2011) Kinect Mod

Source: https://github.com/avin2/SensorKinect

This handy little package will allow you to easily install the OpenNI and drivers and Brekel Motion Capture software in one clean, easy swoop. I've also included the Motion Builder plugin and the stand alone version of Brekel Kinect.

Synapse is an app for Mac and Windows that allows you to easily use your Kinect to control Ableton Live, Quartz Composer, Max/MSP/Jitter, and any other application that can receive OSC events. It sends joint positions and hit events via OSC, and also sends the depth image into Quartz Composer.

Mac OS X

Ning Ma's FLying Squares with dynamically controlled background perspective and change colours.

There aren't very many instructional guides or videos out there that go into detail when describing how to take a kinect captured image, import it into blender and then map a texture to it. Trust me, I spent a lot of time looking around. That goes double for Mac users.

The other day I posted an article about a great little game developed by Paul & Syd.

Here a quick -- and when I say quick, I mean quick -- guide to get you up and running with libfreenect drivers on a Mac OS X.

UPDATE: OpenNI has a new site so a lot of the links (and some instruction on how to obtain things) have changed.

Ryan Challinor wrote an incredibly useful tool for speeding up the set up process involved with using your Kinect sensor with Apple's free visual programming tool Quartz Composer.

Linux

I came across this easy to set up mouse control Kinect hack for Ubuntu. From what I can tell, you can't execute any "click" commands so it isn't the most practical hack out there. It may however prove to be a good jumping off point if you were interested in developing a Minority Report type interface for Ubuntu.

If you've been following the Kinect hacking and development scene for as long as I have, there's a good chance you'll rememeber the Keyboard Anywhere hack. It was one of the first real eye openning Kinect hacks to hit the scene and for good reason.

libfreenect is the end result of the famous Adafruit Kinect hacking bounty X-Prize winner. After it made its mark on the scene, the OpenKinect community was born and the rest is history. This guide will provide the resources necessary to install the OpenKinect libfreenect drivers for Ubuntu. The original installation guide can be found at OpenKinect's Getting Started Guide.

Windows

UPDATE: Forget about all that, the ZigFu package installer is flawless and by far the easiest way to get your Kinect working with your computer and it takes all of two minutes.

Mac OS X

Ning Ma's FLying Squares with dynamically controlled background perspective and change colours.

Ning Ma's Kinect Follow Target Processing Sketch

Processing + Kinect Game
Developers: Jordi Llobet / Anna Fusté - LaSalle Engineering

There aren't very many instructional guides or videos out there that go into detail when describing how to take a kinect captured image, import it into blender and then map a texture to it. Trust me, I spent a lot of time looking around. That goes double for Mac users.

The other day I posted an article about a great little game developed by Paul & Syd.

Here a quick -- and when I say quick, I mean quick -- guide to get you up and running with libfreenect drivers on a Mac OS X.

Windows

The Kinect's main man in MoCap has just released version 0.50 of Brekel Kinect. This latest update includes LED and Motor control without the need for additional driver support and promises to be more stable when capturing longer recordings.

Linux

I came across this easy to set up mouse control Kinect hack for Ubuntu. From what I can tell, you can't execute any "click" commands so it isn't the most practical hack out there. It may however prove to be a good jumping off point if you were interested in developing a Minority Report type interface for Ubuntu.

If you've been following the Kinect hacking and development scene for as long as I have, there's a good chance you'll rememeber the Keyboard Anywhere hack. It was one of the first real eye openning Kinect hacks to hit the scene and for good reason.

libfreenect is the end result of the famous Adafruit Kinect hacking bounty X-Prize winner. After it made its mark on the scene, the OpenKinect community was born and the rest is history. This guide will provide the resources necessary to install the OpenKinect libfreenect drivers for Ubuntu. The original installation guide can be found at OpenKinect's Getting Started Guide.

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