I Wrote a Freakin' Book!

Just dropping a good old fashion blog post today to let everyone know that my book "Kinect Hacks: Tips & Tools for Motion and Pattern Detection" is out today! It was a little over a year ago when two amazing (and gutsy!) editors from O'Reilly - Shawn Wallace & Brian Jepson - approached me with the opportunity of a lifetime. To be honest with you, it took quite a while for everything to sink in. For the longest time I thought it was joke. I mean seriously; me, write a book? That all changed however once I was given access to their svn repo. At that point reality set in and I knew it was go time.

I somehow was able to pull it off with tremendous support from Kinect developers around the world. Thanks to them, the book offers a wide verity of great hacks you can try yourself at home. Although some commercially licensed products have been mentioned; the majority of the hacks are built using free, open sourced tools such as openFrameworks, Processing, Blender, Scratch and many more!

With that being said, it's now time to focus my efforts to building the very best community based Kinect hacking site around. Once again, I call on everyone out there to share their great work right here on developkinect.com

Together, we can combine out efforts to showcase the amazing power of this easily affordable device to all the Kinect hacking fans out there. If you're a programmer and have some cool Kinect related projects in your arsenal, please let me know about them so we can share them with the world. I'm always looking for new and exciting projects for the site and who knows, maybe your work might get published in the second edition of the book!

Once again, thanks to everyone who's contributed to the site and to everyone else for popping by just to check things out. As I alluded to earlier, I now have a ton of free time to work on the site so please send me your tips, projects and website feedback using the contact form. I'd love to hear from you and/or promote your work so feel free drop me us line anytime!

In the meantime, here's a sneak of Kinect Hacks: Tips & Tools for Motion and Pattern Detection!

Kinect Hacks; Tips & Tools for Motion and Pattern Detection

- Jared