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Make Your Christmas Lights a Little More Interactive with Kinect

Posted Thu, 09 Dec 2010 by James Newton

Kinect lighting the way again?

Kinect lighting the way again?

Beats the clapper any day

It must be admitted that this is hardly the most practical of uses for Kinect, but it's more about spreading festive cheer than a huge leap forward in mankind's scientific understanding.

The hack below uses the OpenKinect software to interact with light-dimming hardware to produce a beautiful light show when connected to these custom LED arrays. You can turn them on or off with a wave of your hand, and seeing your body movements interpreted as light is undeniably entertaining, if a touch on the impractical side come the day of the big Christmas party.

Tags: Kinect, Hacks, Christmas, PC.

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