This Xbox Kinect hack uses the sensor as a 3D scanner that renders digital images of solid objects -- perfect for game designers on a budget.

Who can doubt the usefulness of the Kinect? As of the start of 2011, the Xbox 360’s Kinect sensor device has sold more than 10 million units, enough proof that it is a hot must-have for gamers. Beyond being a gaming device, Kinect has also proven to be versatile and multi-functional. In fact, there have been tons of viral videos across the web on various modifications or hacks for the Kinect. One new innovation, care of AJ Jeromin, uses the Kinect as a 3D scanner that can create a digital rendering of any solid object.

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