Kinect Controlled Skateboard Steered With Hand Gestures
The engineers from Chaotic Moon Labs pushed the limitations of the Microsoft Kinect by using it to move and control a physical object rather than virtual ones.
The “Board of Awesomeness” is one of the most inventive Kinect hacks we’ve seen in a while. Developed by Chaotic Moon Labs, a zany team of engineers who managed to revolutionize and reconfigure the Microsoft Kinect, so it not only responds to movement, but correspond that movement to something other than a gaming avatar, this time a longboard skateboard. The device boasts video and speech recognition, an accelerometer, location data, and other factors to determine a rider’s next move. The Kinect transmits the rider’s movements to a voice-control-equipped Samsung Windows 8 tablet, which serves as the control center.