Kinect Turns Man into DIY Jedi

Ah, the more users play with Kinect, now that there is an open source driver, the better things become. Here we see a Jedi Knight in training who has used the OpenKinect drivers and OpenCV to make himself into a Jedi Academy cadet.

Here's what he said on his YouTube post:
Proof of concept of tracking and rendering a lightsaber in real time using a Kinect hooked up to a PC. Imagine the possibilities.
Best viewed in fullscreen 480p. I track a wooden stick and I overlay the light glow on the computer. Drivers using OpenKinect, image processing, tracking, and rendering using OpenCV. Audio recorded and processed using Audacity and played using libao.
Check it out.

Via:  YouTube
AlanH 4 years ago

That's just badass

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="AlanH"]That's just badass[/quote]

Yep,'s only the start of what they'll do with this thing too.


Der Meister 4 years ago

wow look at the lag from when the bat crosses his face in the mirror and when it crosses his face on the screen. I hope its not like that on the 360 or that would suck big time... 

On another note cool idea

3vi1 4 years ago

Gotta admit... that's a pretty cool hack.

On the other hand, it seems like pretty much everyone of these Kinect hacks could be done with two standard webcams. I've had two webcams connected to my Linux machine for years, so there's not really anything new here.

animatortom 4 years ago

Finally a practical application fro the Kinect :P

Now we are going to have to suffer new versions of the Star Wars kid!

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