Tilt! (the Kinect)

Description

Today's post is a continuation from yesterday's article by Vuyiswa Maseko where today he shows how you can programmatically control the Kinect's tilt.

How to Tilt the Kinect Sensor

Introduction

This is one of the most exciting projects I have ever done. In this article I will demonstrate to you, how you can move the Kinect sensor to look where you want it to look.

Objective

The Object is to move the Kinect Sensor to move in a click of a Button, Later you might want to point a sensor to look in a different directions based on some hand gestures. But for the purpose of simplicity, we will click the button and look at the sensor while it moves.

Start 

In the previous article explained how you can setup your environment and I also left a link that has downloads to Kinect templates that will appear in your visual studio if you want to create a new project.

In this article I will not attempt to explain the setting up of environment. If you are reading this article it is assumed that you have already installed the latest Kinect sdk and also the development toolkit.

First Start Visual Studio 2010 or 2012, Kinect will not work with Visual studio 2008. Kinect applications are created using WPF, fire-up your visual studio as depicted in Step 1.

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Project Information URL: http://www.dotnetfunda.com/articles/article2052-how-to-tilt-the-kinect-sensor.aspx

Project Source URL: http://www.dotnetfunda.com/articles/article2052-how-to-tilt-the-kinect-sensor.aspx

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One thing to note, the Kinect is not meant to move/tilt all the often. The motor is designed for minimal usage, it's not meant for you to build a nodding Kinect! Just don't do it...

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