Arduino and Kinect Projects: Design, Build, Blow Their Minds by Enrique Ramos Melgar, Ciriaco Castro Díez, Przemek Jaworski

By Enrique Ramos Melgar, Ciriaco Castro Díez, Przemek Jaworski

If you've performed a few Arduino tinkering and questioned the way you may well comprise the Kinect—or the wrong way around—then this publication is for you. The authors of Arduino and Kinect tasks will make it easier to create 10 striking, inventive tasks, from uncomplicated to complicated. You'll additionally how to include Processing on your undertaking design—a language similar to the Arduino language.

The ten initiatives are conscientiously designed to construct in your talents at each step. beginning with the Arduino and Kinect similar of "Hello, World," the authors will take you thru a various variety of tasks that show off the large diversity of probabilities that open up whilst Kinect and Arduino are combined.

* Gesture-based handheld remote control. keep watch over units and residential home equipment with hand gestures.
* Kinect-networked Puppet. Play with a actual puppet remotely utilizing your entire physique.
* temper Lamps. construct your personal set of responsive, gesture controllable LED lamps.
* Drawing robotic. regulate a drawing robotic utilizing a Kinect-based tangible desk.
* Remote-controlled car. Use your physique gestures to regulate a wise vehicle.
* Biometric Station. Use the Kinect for biometric reputation and checking physique Mass Indexes.
* 3D Modeling Interface. the right way to use the Arduino LilyPad to construct a wearable 3D modelling interface.
* 360º Scanner. construct a turntable scanner and test any item 360º utilizing just one Kinect.
* Delta robotic. construct and regulate your personal quickly and actual parallel robotic.

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It’s mainly a B2B (business to business): it sells solutions to manufacturers who insert these solutions into consumer products. This is exactly the way in which it was involved in the development of the Kinect with Microsoft. PrimeSense then sells its technology to manufacturers such as ASUS and other computer or television manufacturers. But for this market to be developed, there needs to exist an ecosystem of people creating natural interaction-based content and applications. PrimeSense created OpenNI as a way to empower developers to add natural interaction to their software and applications so this ecosystem would flourish.

The baud rate is the number of symbol changes transmitted per second. The serial monitor is very useful in the debugging of Arduino programs (the process of finding and fixing the defects in the program so it behaves as expected). Whenever you’re not sure what is wrong with the code, ask Arduino to print messages to the serial monitor so you can peek into the state of the program at that precise moment. 11 CHAPTER 1 ARDUINO BASICS Figure 1-11. Arduino Serial Monitor You will make extensive use of serial communication throughout the book, as it is the main way to get Arduino to communicate with Processing and thus with the Kinect data.

38 CHAPTER 3 PROCESSING void setup(){ size(800,600); } You can include comments in your code as a means to remind yourself—or inform anybody else reading your code—about specific details of the code. There are two main types of comments: single line comments, which start with two forward slash characters, and multi-line comments, used for large descriptions of the code. You can include some comments in your setup() function in the following way: void setup(){ // The next function sets the size of the sketch size(800,600); /* This is a multiline comment, anything written between the two multiline commment delimiters will be ignored by the compiler.

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