Not clicking, waving….Posted: August 16, 2011 Filed under: Geek, Personal Leave a comment
I’ve been helping my kids with their homework, and one of them (I wont name who, so as to avoid any embarrassment) had to deliver a presentation in PowerPoint. I wanted to add a bit of pizzazz to the experience looked at hooking up a Kinect so that they could present with gestures, rather than clicking with a mouse.
Seems like a good idea, right?
I grabbed the Kinect for Windows SDK, and went looking on codeplex for kinect related samples, where I found the Kinect PowerPoint Control. It was nice, but It didn’t do exactly what I wanted.
By coincidence, Dr Neil sent me an email about nsquared slyda, which just lets me change between slides using hand gestures.
We had a practice session and kiddo can move forward and back, with a wave of the hands.
Next stop, the classroom!!!
BTW – I see that boffins at nsquared solutions are working on more Kinect apps. I got a ping last night from Dr Neil about nsquared spydar, which is like the Coding4Fun Kinect Turret minus the violence. I got it set up – now let’s see who comes and uses my PC when I’m away….