Archive for tag: Kinect

Robotic Kinect Hacks

9 March, 2011 (09:56) | Hakcing, Hardware, Peripherals | By: Panos

After a brief period playing around with our layout we are back. Today we overview an article from IEEE Spectrum on Robotic related Kinect hacks, found here. Although Robotics are a bit out of our scope, we are fans of the Kinect and we could not pass on the information. We very much liked the […]

2010 (A)R-evisited

7 January, 2011 (10:36) | 2010, 3D, Augmented Reality, Context Awareness, Displays, Games, Handhelds, Mobiles, Non-ocular, Ocular, Review | By: Panos

Happy new year, may all your dreams come true! After a brief break to catch our breath and have a much-needed holiday, Synthetic Toys is back up and running. This time we attempt a recap of 2010 in the area of Augmented Reality (AR).  AR has drawn much attention through the past year, almost a […]

Kinect adventures

15 November, 2010 (11:10) | Hakcing, Hardware, Peripherals | By: Panos

Kinect, the much awaited ‘controller-free gaming device’ has been very popular the last few days through the blogsphere and twitter (Wikipedia entry here). The offspring of Project Natal has been hacked by UC Davis visualization researcher Oliver Kreylos, using open-source drivers by Hector Martin. The same NUI group that hacked the PlayStation Eye in 2008 […]