Kinect Hover Buttons Explained

Hover Buttons, totally cool.  Totally badly documented, I infer this from the search result for Hover Buttons.  Tess did a nice blog on create Hover buttons for one of the initial Betas.  Then nothing, ok, except for this blog, which is similar to nothing, except with the really cool null look that nothing has. Also,…


Designing for the Windows Kinect: Hover Buttons

Hover buttons, pretty cool, but not well explained in the documentation that I have found.  Hover buttons add a cool effect and cause hovering of an object over another object to appear to be similar to a click. The best examples of using the Hover buttons are found at: http://raychambers.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/kinect-mix-and-match/ Ray Chambers uses the skeletal…


The Kinect tutorials by Dan F. Mentions a Kinect Explorer, what is that?

You might have seen the following comment in the camera explorer: //Do not change Elevation Angle often, please see documentation on this and Kinect Explorer for a robust example Then you tried to find the Kinect Explorer. Or maybe the documentation. If you use Bing and type in Kinect Explorer brings up the news that…


Kinect and Sharepoint? Serious use of Kinect, again not a game.

Oh boy, here is a very serious use of Sharepoint and Speech Services to read-out files.  Check it out, especially if you are a student looking for a cool, but serious, senior project.  There is no download just source code and likely a developer that would like some help. This would be an awesome use…


Kinect Based Game: Getting started video mysteries

First off start by carefully following Dan Fernandez’s video series on setting up your Kinect Setting up your Development Environment Which sounds like you are going to find out how to plug stuff in, etc. but it isn’t.  Of course you will need the Windows Kinect or XBox Kinect and Power Supply. Once you got…


Kinect not working on one of my test systems, finally got it working…

Well this was a big duh!  I had installed the most current Kinect SDK v1 and it would not detect the Windows Kinect.  I had uninstalled the Research SDK and thought everything was ready to go.  Then I uninstalled the latest Kinect SDK and reinstalled it.  Still no work.  Then I checked the Control Panel…


Silverlight 5: XNA Platformer running in Silverlight! Sweet!

This isn’t mentioned in the Silverlight 5 stuff, but wow for the XNA programmer this is a big WIN!  The well known XNA Platformer ported to Silverlight 5, well this is just ducky!   Where is it?  It is in the Silverlight 5 Toolkit!  When you install the Toolkit, the samples are loaded as zip…


Kinect: Using VC++ with Kinect

I have no idea why anyone would want to use VC++ with Kinect, especially since I think that Kodu is rather low level for how I think programming should be done.  Oh well, I know that there are people out that are into that C++ stuff.  Greg Duncan has written (you wouldn’t expect me to…