Kinect on Windows: Results from a 1-day coding marathon

In conjunction with its release of a Kinect software development kit for Windows 7 today, Microsoft held a “Code Camp” where it invited outside software developers and computer science students from schools including the University of Washington to see what they could do with the SDK in a mere 24 hours.

I got a chance to see a few of the projects and talk with several of the (very tired) coders after the event, and shot a few videos showing what they accomplished: a Kinect-controlled quadrocopter; a Kinect-controlled virtual orchestra; and a cooperative game for traveling parents and their kids at home that uses Kinect with a Windows Phone. See all three projects below.

  • Guest

    Maybe they should take another day or two.

    • http://twitter.com/DennisCode Den Delimarsky

      I would have to agree that most of the projects are very raw, but the idea was to show a POC (proof-of-concept) project and not a fully-functional product.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! There are going to be some very cool projects that come about as a result of the SDK release.

  • http://twitter.com/Nyb_AJ John Adams

    You better come to Kenya too…! :) This is good stuff!!