Kinect Keyboard

So I’ve been pretty much addicted to visual studio over the last couple of days but its mainly been because of the Kinect SDK. I have sat down with it and decided to make lots of resources. I have just managed to make something that might be useful in someway for a music teacher. It’s a Kinect Keyboard!

I’m not a music teacher but I figured that it might be useful in some way but the main thing is to get out bits of useful code to other teachers. With the programs I have made at present people should be able to manipulate the source code and come up with simple programs which do what they want. I have supplied the source code in my sky drive so that anyone has access to it.

I will be developing this keyboard in the future into something else. I’m thinking of adding voice recognition to it so that you can say the instrument you want. You could have a lesson maybe about woodwind instruments and you could try and get students to guess which instrument is playing…. download it for yourself and have a play around with it. It’s quite simple to follow.

Click here to access my sky drive

Kinect Keyboard!!!
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About Raymond David James Chambers

I am the Lead teacher of computing at Brooke Weston Academy in Corby Northamptonshire. Previously I was the head of IT/Computing at Uppingham Community College. In 2015 I won the Gold National Teaching award for Innovative use of technology. I also won the 2015 Young Game Bafta - Mentor award. I'm keen to help students achieve their best and like to give them opportunities to do this. I have a passion for teaching and I enjoy meeting other people and sharing their ideas. I have a keen interest in games development as well as developing the use of ICT in classrooms across the curriculum. In my spare time I teach Irish dancing. I have been Irish dancing since I was 11. My highest position was 14th at the world championships 3 years running and 2nd at the Great Britain Championships in 2006.
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