Kinect Controlled Skateboard Steered With Hand Gestures

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.

Kyana Gordon
  • 13 january 2012

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.

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