Get started with Xbox Kinect programming

1. Xbox comes with Kinect but not the Kinect Power Supply. Without the power supply the SDK will not detect your Kinect. You need to buy the Power Supply.

2. Watch the Kinect for Windows SDK Quickstarts video and download the sample.

The most useful sample I found is the Skeletal Tracking sample.

3. Download the Kinect SDK and get started.

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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One Response to Get started with Xbox Kinect programming

  1. GeekOrbit says:

    The Kinect is so powerful for an animator it’s ridiculous. In some (not very complex) cases it can even replace the expensive suits the industry has been using and export a skeleton complete with movement and ready to be skinned. The new xbox is rumored to feature an even more powerful Kinect camera -> can’t wait!

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