Friday, January 28, 2011


Kinect arrived this morning. Here you see the freekinect test program running on my ubuntu box. On the right is the webcam view and from the left image you can see how far things are away from the kinect. red is closer blue is further away. Worked like this out of the box. Just installed the opensource drivers. Hmmm now what will I do with the data I get from the device ....

Friday, January 14, 2011

kinect open

Colour and depth-sensing lenses
Voice microphone array
Tilt motor for sensor adjustment
Fully compatible with existing Xbox 360 consoles

Field of View
Horizontal field of view: 57 degrees
Vertical field of view: 43 degrees
Physical tilt range: ± 27 degrees
Depth sensor range: 1.2m - 3.5m

Data Streams
320x240 16-bit depth @ 30 frames/sec
640x480 32-bit colour@ 30 frames/sec
16-bit audio @ 16 kHz

and a wiki to sort out drivers and tools to work on ubuntu amongst other things