Alt.CES: Kinect-Ctrl’d Board of Awesomeness

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By Adam Flaherty

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Since CES is such a big show, some companies do outrageous things to get noticed. Whether it’s building a $30k iPod dock or hiring stuntmen to ride around town on top of cars, the idea is to stick out. The thing is, there’s a fine line between causing a little buzz and accidental product development. The last thing you want is people thinking your gimmick is vaporware. Case in point: Chaotic Moon‘s 800 Watt Kinect-Controlled Board of Awesomeness.

Chaotic Moon Labs’ “Board of Awesomeness” is intended as a technology teaser to show how perceptive computing can turn around the way we look at user experiences. The project utilizes a Microsoft Kinect device, Samsung Windows 8 tablet, a motorized longboard, and some standard and custom hardware to create a longboard that watches the user to determine what to do rather than have the operator use a wired or wireless controller.

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