Kinect Applications

Throughout my time investigating the SDK, I have managed to build up a library of Kinect Applications. I realise that some of these have been way back in June and In order for you to find them it might be a little tricky. This is why I have compiled a page of all of the applications. You can now scroll down and find the blog entry, the files and the description of what the program does!

Feel free to download and use these but please ask before hosting the file in other places. I’m always keen to see how the programs are being used by others.

Some of these files were built in beta 1 and you may have to adjust them to work with BETA 2, however they still run fine with BETA 2 and have been tested.

Name Link To Blog Entry Description Link To files
Kinect Sound Recognition App (Beta 1) – OLD SDK 30th August 2011 One of my first Kinect applications to show you how to work with speech recognition. Download Source
Kinect Quiz (Version 1 for Beta 1) –
1st September 2011 My second Kinect application which allows you to include 10 simple questions and 4 multiple choice answers for each one. Customizable through a teacher file. Great for teachers. Download Source and Runtime
Kinect Keyboard / Piano (Beta 1)
2nd September 2011 My third Kinect application which allows students to use both hands to play the piano by hovering over the correct keys. Download Source and Runtime
Spelling Test (Beta 1)
25th September 2011 Teach your students how to spell with a simple spelling test. Trial and tested in secondary school and they love it! Download Source and Runtime
Investigate the Digestive system with Kinect
16th October 2011 Teach your students the different parts of the digestive system using the Kinect. Download Source and Runtime
Kinect Orchestra Test

14th February 2012 Teach your students the map of the Orchestra by hovering over the correct items Download Install for SDK V1
Kinect Image Viewer for Geography
15th November 2011 Use your voice to select from 10 pictures in a folder and then zoom in by holding your hands apart. Say Kinect 1, Kinect 2…. to change picture. Download Source and Runtime
Kinect Quiz V1 SDK Post – 16th Feb An update of the original quiz which allows you to put peoples heads on other peoples bodies. You change the angle of the Kinect and save the students score to a text file which is easily exported to Excel for analysing. Download Application for V1 SDK
Teach Phonics using the Kinect
27th December 2011 After speaking to an early years teacher I developed an application which helped students use phonics to spell. It includes fun pictures and angle changer for height. Download Source and Runtime
Kinect Calculator
28th December 2011 After finding out that I would be teaching some Numeracy this year, I though that a Kinect Calculator would be a fun way of getting children more involved. Will look at making more interactive but is a start…. Click here to download source and runtime
Punching Numbers – Check Prime Numbers
22nd January 2011 After finding out that I would be teaching numeracy I thought I would create another Mathematics tool. Punching numbers allows students to punch towards the Kinect when they’re guessing for prime numbers. Read the article for me. Click here to download the source and runtime
Kinect Air Guitar
29th January 2011 After looking through my tutorials on the internet. A guy called Harry Li produced this Air Guitar for the Kinect. It is awesome and I recommend you trying it out! Click here to download the source and runtime
Kinect 4 Kodu / Emulator 13th February 2012 After waiting for the new SDK to be released I had some changes to make to my programs. The first release for the new SDK was the Kinect 4 Kodu. The others will follow shortly. Click here to download the full install from my sky drive
Kinect Emulator Update 2.0 – Works with Power Point and World Wide Telescope 8th April 2012 After playing around with the Kinect Emulator which was previously made. I edited it and included functionality for Power Point and for World Wide Telescope. Click here to access the Sky Drive to download it.
Kinect Mix and Match keywords game 4th April 2012 After messing about with some Key words in lessons I wanted students to be a lot more aware of what they meant. Read the blog post and download free. Click here to access the Sky Drive to download it.

16 Responses to Kinect Applications

  1. nibcorrigan says:

    Congratulations on all the accolades you have been receiving this year. Am delighted to have stumbled across your ideas for KNiect in the classroom as this is also one of my goals for this year! I will try to keep abreast of how you progress but am wondering what your plans are for Kodu? This is exactly something that I have been planning to do this year and it might be worthwhile to exchange some ideas?
    I am at the infancy of the develoopment and programming stage (reading your work and learning from tutorials, etc.) but at least you know that you have someone out here with the same ideas! Well done, Barry

    • raychambers says:

      In the new year – Within the next week in fact I’m just trying to get some things together. I have an app that lets you customise controls for Kodu. For example if you shout “shoot” and you can choose which Key your keyboard will use. You can customize the voice controls and you can customer the Keyboard keys to go with specific gestures. I’m so glad that everyones loving the tutorials 🙂 – check out the video of the application working. Hope this will be useful to you :). I just want to test it with a group of students before I release it so that people can see the impact.

  2. emerson says:

    Dear Ray
    Great this startups app , good ideias and way for anyone start our mind
    Best regards

  3. Sumit says:

    Good work!

  4. NadimJ says:

    Excellent job Ray.Wish there were talented and innovative teachers like you around when I was a kid!

  5. HarryLi says:

    Hi Ray!

    Are you planning on creating an air-guitar thing for the Kinect? I am really interested in air guitars and have been trying to find one on the internet for so long for the Kinect.


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  8. Cameron Drury says:

    HI Ray,

    Any idea on when abouts the kinect for world wide telescope will be out?

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    Really inspiring work .

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