Kinect for Windows SDK 1.5 Released!

Wow…that didn’t take long. Looks like the folks responsible for making Kinect for Windows an awesome tool for developers looking to add NUI features to their applications are eager to move the platform forward at a rapid pace, as they’ve just announced the availability of the Kinect for Windows SDK 1.5, less than 4 months … Continue reading Kinect for Windows SDK 1.5 Released!

Kinect for Windows, Hardware Edition

Just in time for a couple of upcoming presentations I’m doing with hardware comes a very cool announcement. The TL;DR version: There WILL be a Kinect device specifically designed to work with Windows The Kinect for Windows hardware will support “near mode,” which will enable tracking as close as 40cm (around 16in.) in front of … Continue reading Kinect for Windows, Hardware Edition

Kinect Resources and News

Last week, it was my pleasure to present at the Roanoke .NET User Group on the Kinect SDK for Windows beta. In the presentation, I demonstrated the application I created for last summer’s Mid Atlantic Developer Expo, which used the Kinect to provide both skeletal tracking to move the mouse and select items, and also … Continue reading Kinect Resources and News

Video: Kinect-enabled MADExpo Session Finder

I’ve been working on a fun and cool project for the Mid Atlantic Developer Expo, which opens NEXT WEEK, namely a Kinect-enabled Session Finder. The project uses the recently-released Kinect SDK for Windows beta, a custom version of the Session Sorter code from the MADExpo website, hosted in a WebBrowser control within a WPF application. … Continue reading Video: Kinect-enabled MADExpo Session Finder

Source Code Available for the Kinect Mouse Cursor Project

Getting the Code Last week, I noted the release of the Kinect SDK for Windows beta, and at the end of the post pointed to some cool projects put together by the folks over at Coding4Fun on Channel9. One of the projects I’ve been playing with a bit is the Kinect Mouse Cursor project, which … Continue reading Source Code Available for the Kinect Mouse Cursor Project

Kinect SDK for Windows beta Now Available

In case you missed the big announcement yesterday, the wait is over and those of you itching to try your hand at some NUI goodness on Windows with an official SDK can go grab the bits for the Kinect SDK for Windows beta. I downloaded the beta SDK yesterday during the all-day Channel 9 Live … Continue reading Kinect SDK for Windows beta Now Available