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Galaxy Nexus controlled with a projector and a Kinect

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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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posted on 24 Feb 2012, 11:30 7

1. tedkord (Posts: 14151; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 11:52 3

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 04:28

7. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

They dont hire them, they buy em...

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 11:55

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1364; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

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

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 12:09

4. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 17:17

5. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 03:07

6. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 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.. :)

posted on 25 Feb 2012, 09:44

8. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Hey it works exactly like the SGNx.

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