Galaxy Nexus controlled with a projector and a Kinect

Galaxy Nexus controlled with a projector and a Kinect
There is no question, if you give smart, creative people low-level access to their favorite gadgets; you’re going to see some cool things. This demo is no different.

Android developer, Colin Edwards a.k.a. DDRBoxman, wanted to use a projector and a Kinect to build a giant touchscreen. He decided that it would be best to use an OS that is designed around touch interactions.

In order to get these pieces communicating with each other, he connected his Galaxy Nexus to a projector with a mobile high-definition link. He then used a PC to receive data from the Kinect via a program called Simple Kinect Touch. The PC then converts that data to TUIO commands that can be received by TUIO for Android to map coordinates. Obviously none of this is just simple plug and play as Colin did have to compile his own version of Android in order to replace user input with the TUIO commands.

He uploaded a video of the interface, which you can check out below. Overall, it’s a pretty cool hack.



source: Hack-A-Day

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  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Amateur developers>manufacturers. 100% of the time. Instead of fighting these people, Google, HTC,Moto, Samsung and Apple should hire them or work with them. They always take the product to new levels.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats exactly why samsung hired the head of cyanogen. bring some of that ground level creativity and awesomeness to bigger places. i love these creative uses of tech.

7. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

They dont hire them, they buy em...

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

This is a fairly cool idea. Nice to see that it works, but with a few bugs.

4. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Well,I dont understand much of what author wrote but it sure sounds freaking cool!!

5. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

That doesn't look like it works over well. Disappointing.

6. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

so can you make it work well? should be thankful that these people are squeezing their creative juices and come out with interesting ideas that many manufacturers are not doing yet.. so instead of bashing that this isn't working well or it lags like hell, why not we give them a pat in the back and support all the indie developers out there.. :)

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Hey it works exactly like the SGNx.

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