While developers still figure out how to control weapons in-game using Kinect, hacker Jonas Wagner may have found a trick to possibly controlling actual weapons using Microsoft’s magical motion sensor.
With a bit of Python and libfreenect library trickery, Wagner connected a USB-powered foam missile launcher with Kinect, and began cubicle dominance while doing a Kevin Butler phew-phew action, sans the sound. The launcher would react to the position of Wagner’s arms (he attached a webcamera so we could get a first person view), and which would fire when he would ‘holster’ his ‘weapon’. It’s all there in the video below.
Apple never promised a durable back casing for its iPad, but it sure can deflect a foam missile!