Kinect-Controlled Skateboard

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Kinect-Controlled Skateboard

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This longboard features a tablet computer, Kinect, and 800-watt electric motor, and reaches a max speed of 32 MPH.

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. The project uses video recognition, speech recognition, localization data, accelerometer data, and other factors to determine what the user wants to do and allows the board to follow the operators commands without additional aid.

But what happens when you hit a bump and your hands accidentally wave around and set off the Kinect? [via Hacked Gadgets]

8 thoughts on “Kinect-Controlled Skateboard

  1. Board of Awesomeness – Un skateboard motorisé controlé par Kinect | Ufunk.net says:

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  2. MAKE | Making Things See: 3D Vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot says:

    […] is a fascinating piece of technology. Makers have been using it for everything from 3D scanning to controlling skateboards! It seems that every day a new, remarkable hack shows up using this device. Interested in using the […]

  3. Making Things See: 3D Vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot | HEY LAURENT VOANH IS HERE says:

    […] is a fascinating piece of technology. Makers have been using it for everything from 3D scanning to controlling skateboards! It seems that every day a new, remarkable hack shows up using this device. Interested in using the […]

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