Interactive Shadow Puppet: The Latest Kinect Hack

Design studio uses Microsoft’s new add-on to develop an interactive digital puppet show.

Theo Watson and Emily Gobeille, who run the creative studio Design I/O, developed this interactive puppet prototype with an Xbox Kinect hack. Using its open source drivers and a 3D depth camera for tracking, they were able to create an animated digital bird whose movement is controlled by hand motions. The bird has a variety of different postures and can actually move its beak and caw.

See for yourself in the video below:


Interactive Puppet Prototype with Xbox Kinect from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

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[via Crunchgear]

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