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MarionetteBot is a frightening fusion of Kinect and mannequin

Japan has found new heights (depths?) of creepiness today with the United Arrow Marionettebot, a custom Kinect hack pairing Microsoft's motion-tracking camera with display mannequins. The mannequins of United Arrow's clothing store mimic the poses and movements of passersby. It's billed as a marke...

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Play this Kinect game and some may call you Tim

You have to love this Monty Python and the Holy Grail Kinect game, even though we all know that Tim the Enchanter had nothing to do with destroying the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. Maybe someone will add the Holy Hand Grenade as DLC. You can learn more about the game's creation here....

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How games can teach students 10 times faster, with more sweeping hand gestures

In order to ensure mankind's future as the dominant super-race on this planet, we must activate our youth through education -- and video games. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has been testing education software for years and says he has created a method of teaching a full high school career...

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KinectFusion HQ creates 3D models from your surroundings

We've seen people do some pretty awesome stuff with the Kinect that expands the peripheral's applications beyond the realm of controlling games, but we've yet to see anything that matches the wide-reaching implications of Microsoft Research's KinectFusion HQ concept. Using the Kinect's dual ...

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Make a stuffed monkey dance with Kinect

Using a Kinect sensor and a series of Arduino motors, modern artists Jan M. Sieber and Ralph Kistler have created the greatest thing ever: a stuffed monkey which you control with your own movements. Just click past the jump, dummy. You're wasting valuable monkey-watching time....

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Kinect Hacks: Gesture-controlled quadrocopter

Step by step, day by day, the world's researchers and engineers bring us ever closer to the reality of Kinect-enabled telekinesis. Check out a video demo below of Flying Machine Arena's clever hack, which enables even more precise control of a stunt quadrocopter using simple hand gestures....

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Walk the Line: a 3D, Canabalt-like project for Kinect

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the man in Canabalt? We haven't because, frankly, we've sent the little guy hurtling to his death very, very often. If your own morbid curiosity can overcome this grisly truth, you may be interested in Walk the Line, a Kinect project developed ...

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Vote on the next Kinect hack to become a Kinect Fun Labs toy

You can be part of the ongoing experiments in Microsoft's Kinect Fun Labs. Six more well-known Kinect hacks are up for consideration as new Fun Labs apps, and Microsoft wants you to vote on the one you'd like to see first. The apps in question include Keyboard Anywhere, Virtual Conductor, Kine...

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Kinect Hacks: Trippy techno-massage

Though we never assumed that muscular relaxation and gaming peripherals would ever dovetail, massage therapist Jason Stephens has whipped up a Kinect hack that combines the two. Check out Stephens' "technologically mediated healing modality" in this clip, and get ready to taste the colors....

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Pac-Man reimagined with Kinect and Unity3D

YouTube user buptkangbo used the Unity3D game engine to develop a sort of 3D version of Pac-Man -- or, at least, a game roughly equivalent to what someone who has never seen Pac-Man would imagine if you had just described it to them. A yellow sphere walks around through a grassy field, collecting...

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