Kinecting the Dots with
the Kinect SDK
Michael Crump, Silverlight MVP and MCPD
Telerik XAML Evangelist
Web: michaelcrump.net or blogs.telerik.com/
What can you do
with the Kinect?
Building your own commercial
People have been hacking
Roomba Vacuum Cleaners
Welcome to the Kinect
3D DEPTH SENSORS
A regular video camera that has a resolution of
640x480 at 30 frames per
This is a combination of a depth projector (left
reticule) and sensor (right reticule) to calculate
microphone array that is mounted as a single
microphone in Windows
The motorized tilt enables you to adjust the camera up or
down 27 degrees to ensure that the camera has the best
possible view of you
What do I need to get started?
Own a Kinect (Retail Version) w/ USB Cable
Use Windows 7 x64/x32
Also works on Windows 8 Developer Preview
Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition or Better.
.NET Framework 4.0
Download the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta 2
DirectX SDK June 2010 or later.
Speech Platform Runtime v10.2 or later.
What’s new in Beta 2?
Accuracy has been improved overall, which gives us more
Skeletal Tracking is now multi
threaded and can take
advantage of multiple CPU cores.
When using 2 Kinects, you can specify which does Skeletal
API Support for detecting and managing device changes.
New C# Sample called
Driver and runtime stability and performance improvements.
Plug in your Kinect
Review the files
This contains the actual Kinect Sample
with the documentation as a CHM file.
The main thing to note here is that these folders contain
to the applications where you can
Your First Project
Reference the .DLL
Make it easier!
Coding4Fun Kinect Tools
What kind of applications have
busy developers guide to the Kinect SDK