The Newbie Guide to Microsoft Kinect Hacks


The Kinect is a motion sensing 3D camera developed by Microsoft for its Xbox 360 gaming console. Kinect lets a user interact with the console without even touching the joystick. The $150 Kinect is Microsoft’s answer to Nintendo’s Wii Remote Plus and Sony’s PlayStation Move. A number of Xbox 360 titles are already compatible with the Kinect and this number is set to increase significantly in the near future. Microsoft’s Kinect has also caught the attention of the hacker community. The Kinect comes with 2 cameras that can be used to make a 3D map of anything that the cameras are focused on. Hackers have managed to transfer these 3D maps to computers and manipulate the data for some very interesting results. → Read More