Ubuntu Kinect Mouse

Linux kinect
As much as I love the functionality of the xbox 360 kinnect, and there have been some cool games, I don’t use it too often.

So I got thinking about what would be an effective use for this sophisticated bit of kit.

My first thought was as an alternative cursor controller.
And being the 21st century, and having google available at my fingertips, I found that someone had done the hard thinking prior.

So here’s this weekends project, as well as scoring a present for my darling wife, and finding a battery pack for the PirateBox 🙂

So for starters, here’s A community based site focusing on development and programming for the Microsoft Kinect 3D depth sensor.
Develop Kinect

this didn’t work so well, so I tried a different tactic: OpenKinect