C H A P T E R  4

Arduino and Kinect: “Hello World”

by Enrique Ramos

In previous chapters, you learned to work with Arduino, Processing, and Kinect independently. Now you are going to build a simple project to illustrate the power of the combination of the three. This is the Arduino and Kinect equivalent of the typical “Hello World” programming exercise.

Imagine you have several LED lights and you want to turn them on and off—or even dim them at will from your favorite sofa—just by waving a hand at them. You need sensors that can recognize the waving gesture and the brightness control gestures. Here is where the Kinect hand-tracking and gesture recognition capabilities come in handy! You also need to be able to send the order to the lights to ...

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