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  • Blog Post: Links to things I am working with on Kinect

    Here are some links that I am working through with Kinect for an event that I did on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Kpaint From < http://kpaint.codeplex.com/ > Kinect PowerPoint Mapper - A fresh look at Kinect'ing to PowerPoint From < http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/kinect/Kinect-PowerPoint-Mapper...
  • Blog Post: List of items to help you get started with teaching C++ using the Kinect

    Yeech.  C++. After nearly 20 years of advancement in software development, C++ is returning.  Sort of like that old girlfriend (or boyfriend, your choice) that you dumped years ago, now you are divorced, and you run into her (him) at Starbucks.  She/he looks just the same as they did 20...
  • Blog Post: Colliding with Expression Design to Expression Blend to WP7 and Kinect Part 1 of 3 or so

    This is a three part series, maybe a little longer, who knows.  I would if I did any planning.  For my blog.  I do plan when I code big projects, but with my blog I like to just goof around and have fun.  So what if you ran into Gisele Bundchen, that would be a collision.  And...
  • Blog Post: 5 top things that work together: Kinect, Windows Phone 7, Expression Design, Expression Blend and Visual Studio

    Hey Clint Eastwood said Detroit is showing us how it can be done on that Bowl Game last Sunday, we all can work together.  How about the way design tools are working together. So if you want to design for Windows Phone 7, but you also want to design something for the Kinect and Windows, and you...
  • Blog Post: Kinect: Installing the Software Design Kit

    Let’s say you want to use Kinect to build an application, you will need to have two things on your system: Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone 7 Kinect Beta SDK (Software Design Kit) First off, install the Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone 7: Link valid as of 1/16/2012 http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Kinect: Curriculum for the classroom

    In case you are a high school teacher you might want to download this free curriculum: https://www.facultyresourcecenter.com/curriculum/pfv.aspx?ID=8920&c1=en-us&c2=0&Login=&wa=wsignin1.0 You will need to have a LiveID to get to the document. This does not show you how to program the...
  • Blog Post: Kinect: Autistic Children respond to Kinect!?

    Some questions have come up around the use of Kinect and Autistic children, as usual any good questions are fuel for my blog! Bear in mind I don’t have children, and only deal with Computer Science students and professors as well as fellow team members and managers at Microsoft.  But the question...
  • Blog Post: Free ly thinking: WPF and Kinect and NUI, but not NUD

    My favorite new guy on the team, Jerry Nixon , (click on his name to see his blog), my favorite because he is the only new guy. But considering my own seniority at Microsoft, most everyone is a new person. And I sent him an email yesterday, similar to the following: ******************************...
  • Blog Post: Bing Map SDK Beta, could you use it with Kinect?

    Checking the most excellent source of all things Kinect and there is no demo project that uses Kinect with Bing Map SDK.  Think about it, if you watched the movie Minority Report (but not the Philip K. Dick story of the same name) the detectives were using a tool that looked a lot like Kinect. So...
  • Blog Post: Free Kinect SDK released today

    Oh boy, Kinect SDK was released today. You probably heard about it from other sources, if you haven’t here is a video. Download the SDK here: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/kinectsdk/ Have fun!
  • Blog Post: Research: Kinect for Windows SDK beta

    For natural user interface researchers this is good news!  To be able to utilize the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta in research is going to lead to improvements in physical therapy, touchless data entry in sterile environments, as well as other unknown applications. I would recommend that you go to...
  • Blog Post: Kinect: Researcher briefs the ADEs at the Imagine Cup

    Stewart Tansley gave a briefing on Kinect SDK for Windows that will come out later in the year. Looks pretty exciting. More information after MIX. The Microsoft Kinect SDK for Windows will be focused for the hobbyists, students, professors, non-commercial researchers. This is exciting news for hobbyists...
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