Netduino Controlled by Kinect

Update: I've uploaded the code I wrote for this demonstration project to GitHub into my KinectControlledNetduino public repository. I also forgot to mention that the Kinect code makes use of the excellent gesturing engine created by David Catuhe, which you can read about on his blog or download from CodePlex

I'll put the code up here tomorrow once time and energy permit, but for the time being the title says it all. There's a Kinect, it controls a WPF app, that app sends messages to an HTTP server running on a Netduino, which is connected to a servo.

Using hand gestures like "SwipeRight" or "SwipeLeft," a user can literally wave to the Kinect to tell it how to tell the Netduino server how to angle the servo. Pretty neat, and quite easier than I'd expected. I'll post the code ASAP but for now here's a video demonstrating how it works. 

Brady Gaster
Hi! I'm a christian dad who lives near Seattle, where I work with the talented folks at Microsoft to create compelling demonstrations for conferences that instruct and inspire developers who want to party in the cloud.