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DepthCam - Stream Live Point Cloud Data in Chrome using HTML5

DepthCam - Stream Live Point Cloud Data in Chrome using HTML5

One particular Kinect Use Case for people who want to get involved using Kinect tech but just can't picture how they would actually use it, is to offer up its depth sensing capabilities as a webcam - or depthcam in this case.

That's exactly what George MacKerron was able to piece together with a short Python script, a simple node.js server and a web based client to receive the depth data. It's all done in HTML5 and uses WebGL to render the 3D graphics in the browser.

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Reverse Parking Aid Using libfreenect and OpenCV

Reverse Parking Aid Using libfreenect and OpenCV

Another innovative and praticle use of the Kinect depth sensing capabilities is proudly on display for this latest hack which involves using the device as a parking aid. Once only available as a premium feature in some vehicles, this clever application uses the Kinect along with a few open source solutions such as OpenCV, Ubuntu and Libfreenect to pull it all off.

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Install libfreenect Drivers for Mac OS X

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.

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Install Keyboard Anywhere on Ubuntu Using libfreenect

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. It combined the futuristic interface of an invisible keyboard that could be placed anywhere (hence the name) with a great memory from back in the day.

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Install libfreenect Drivers on Ubuntu

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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Libfreenect Windows Dependencies

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.

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