On November 12th 2011, I gave a presentation at Chippewa Valley Code Camp titled, “Kinecting the Dots with the Kinect SDK”. As promised, here is the Slides / Code / Resources to my talk.
The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is a starter kit for applications developers that includes APIs, sample code, and drivers. This SDK enables the academic research and enthusiast communities to create rich experiences by using Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7.
Download Kinect for Windows SDK beta 2 – You can either download a 32 or 64 bit SDK depending on your OS.
Information on upgrading Kinect Applications to MS SDK Beta 2. – Brand new post by me on how to upgrade Kinect applications to Beta 2.
Helpful toolkits / templates mentioned in the talk.
Coding4Fun Kinect Toolkit – Lots of extension methods and controls for WPF and WinForms.
KinectContrib – Visual Studio 2010 Templates (not updated for Beta 2 as of 11/14/2011).
Fun Projects for learning purposes (all updated to Beta 2):
Kinect Mouse Cursor – Use your hands to control things like a mouse created by Brian Peek.
Kinect Paint – Basically MS Paint but use your hands!
Kinecting the Dots: Adding Buttons to your Kinect Application (not on Beta 2 – but check out the guide by me on how to do this)
I had a really great time at the event and would like to personally thank everyone for coming out to support the local community.
Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile. You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his various blogs by visiting his Telerik Blog or his Personal Blog.
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