Amazing 3D Webcam Using Kinect

Now that the drivers are hacked, there are people out there that are experimenting with the Kinect. I think this machine can do a lot more, and this is just the tip of the iceberg so to say. This guy has made his room a 3D environment using his Kinect. It has a lot of possibilities, and I hope to see some more. I’d love to see multiple Kinects linked together to fill the whole room, with no dead spots. This also opens a new way for robots to visualize their world. A lot of amateur robotic tinkerers are going to jump on this as part of their project, I’m sure! Seeing things like this make me want to pick up a couple just to play with!

By combining the color and the depth image captured by the Microsoft Kinect, one can project the color image back out into space and create a “holographic” representation of the persons or objects that were captured.

No project page yet, but it will go up on my regular web site,

Based on the reverse engineering efforts of user marcan42.