Kinect Emulator–For Kodu FULL RELEASE!

kinectBack in December, I started showing some early phases of something called “Kinect for Kodu”. It was a basic emulator which involved lots of different features including speech recognition. A few people have contacted me with regards to the use of the Kinect and they have also asked about when the source code will be released. I can officially announce that as part of the K-Team. Today is the day!

I had deliberately held off on the release of this because I have been testing the new hardware out over the Christmas Holidays. I was lucky enough to test the product early. After seeing some of the advanced features, I held off. I am now able to get my apps to include small things which help the user.

How many of you have tried to run applications but have forgotten to plug in the Kinect…. I know I have… Well this application tells you whether you have it installed or not! It also tells you if you haven’t got speech recognition installed! 

Have a look at these photo’s below to see it in action. You can also see the video footage of it running. I must apologise for how choppy the sound is. My laptop didn’t like to run video recording software and other applications at the same time.

kinectYou can download this application from here, alternatively you can join the Microsoft Partners In Learning Network and download it here. There will be a library of resources just for the Kinect and Kodu and all you need to do is search for the author “Kteam”. Keep updated and follow the progress of the newly launched K-Team!



Pre-Installs – (Please note this has been tested on both Xbox / Windows Kinect)

Kinect for windows V1 – Download here

Microsoft Speech Recognition SDKDownload Here

kinect1 Kinect2 Kinect3
Kinect not plugged in… Kinect found… Kinect loaded! Smile
Kinect Emulator for Kodu V1

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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2 Responses to Kinect Emulator–For Kodu FULL RELEASE!

  1. thephoenix says:

    Is the emulator comaptible with the Kinect for XBOX 360 sensor?

  2. Pingback: Kinect Applications | Committed Sardine Blog

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