For those who are keen in starting and testing the Kinect, what better way that to start with a mechanical arm? The Kinect Mechanical Arm is a project that best resembles the initial phases of using the Kinect’s motion capture to manipulate robotic machines. This video by Youtube user rockmuonli displays what the Kinect can do in the hands of young hopefuls. In the video, the mechanical arm is seen moving based on the user’s current hand position. The Kinect tracks the hand and properly conveys the information to the computer who in turn controls the mechanical arm. This simple Kinect hack is an encouraging display for people who want to try their “hand” with the Kinect.
For more information about the Mechanical Arm with the Kinect, visit the project’s Youtube Page.