hacKinect Wednesdays

Co-founded with Tegan Bristow, Hackinect Wednesdays is a small group of programmers / artists / designers / hackers that meet once a week to hack the Xbox Kinect and create an installation.

We decided to make a physical musical instrument with the Kinect as the gestural controller. The installation uses three programming languages. The gestures are read by the Kinect; processed in Open FrameWorks; mapped in Max/MSP, then the data gets sent to the Arduino to control solenoids that turn objects into musical instruments – lot’s of fun!