View Full Version : You can build Microsoft's Kinect-powered holodeck at home

May 4th, 2015, 22:54
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Got a Kinect, a projector and a knack for code? If so, you can create a Star Trek-like holodeck in your living room. Microsoft has released (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2015/04/30/roomalive-toolkit-unveiled-at-build-2015.aspx) the RoomAlive (http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/06/microsofts-roomalive-turns-your-living-room-into-a-holodeck/) Toolkit, a software framework that lets you string together Kinect motion trackers to create interactive projection maps. You can use it to build anything from extra-immersive games through to art displays. This isn't exactly a trivial undertaking (Microsoft is promising lots of tutorials), but it means that you won't have to wait for someone else to bring your augmented reality dreams to life.