I’m really loving the Christmas holiday season at the moment. It has gave me so much time to do things with the Kinect I never thought I could do. I remember when the Kinect SDK originally came out and I found a Cursor online which was nice and packaged for the Kinect SDK. The thing that bugged was that it didn’t come with any real code. You couldn’t see what was going on behind it.
At last! I figured out how to get the Kinect to use your hand as a cursor. Once I get some of the minor details fixed in my voice recognition I’m excited about making some really great apps. It means that applications aren’t just limited to the SDK anymore! You could make flash games and use the cursor. You could say “pen down”, then draw a picture and say “pen up” to stop. I’m really excited about these opportunities.
This lesson was a little more tricky with the coding, which is why I have included a finished example and a blank example for you to try it yourself. Click here to download both the files.
The YouTube video below is available in HD so you should be able to work out the code without any issues. Hope it helps.