This project entails making the kinect sdk work with the multi-point mouse sdk and mouse mischief and other multimouse applicartions (its really a multimouse implementation of kinect mouse). Allowing the use of a kinect as multiple mice. (4 - 6 people per kinect
* number of people in classroom).
This project is for an educational classroom/non-profit and full source disclosure setting until status changed on dsf runtime being redistributable for commercial usage (includes contracting scenarios not related to educational usage or testing of
programming for a future device driver). This is Microsoft's terms on the license for dsf so if you wish to know more please ask them permission. The kinect portion can be used for commerical purposes but the vbscript code is limited to non-commerical usage
The kinect needs to be used for more then just gaming right? Well i have started a project that allows people to use the multi-point sdk with the kinect sdk and mouse mischief. Please read the kinect nui api or kinect general forums for updates on
code changes until this site is fully setup.
This project is designed for the microsoft kinect for sdk v1,multi-point sdk, and mouse mischief powerpoint for windows. Please download them before proceeding to help with the project as you would need them to see if the code is working. This project will
also work with smart notebook in the future as I work on it.
Current problems to get this into a working setup program exe to distribute are:
1. Identifying users with current code(final stages - early beta).
2. Get working with multipoint (should do this even if i dont code directly into multipoint as long as Kinect multipoint program from this project is running in the background).
I have updated code that is still in the works for the Kinect section (will be v0.95 when I upload it). Please email for latest code link as I post the most stable versions on here but current in progress builds I provide the link to people helping me code.
I got permission to use the kinect mouse code on codeplex for modification.
Update (2/13/2012): project is almost ready for deployment to an installer. Next, I will next emulate the smartboard and see if I can make actual drivers so people can use the emulator code for commerical production environments.
To donate to this project/future projects anything wheter from $1 to anything you want it would be appreciated and you never know I might just appear in your project asking to help every project(okay maybe not every project but if i receive a donation Im
more likely to be encouraged to start more projects):
The emulator code is dsf(device simulation framework) from microsofts ddk(driver development kit) so you need to ask permission before including inside a commerical project. In addition, I recommend if you do get permission that you donate a fair something above
if it involves any modification of the code in this project.
Remember to visit this site for updates and download the newest one. With community involvement, I can invest time into a possible emulator driver to keep from having to use the vbscript (requires device driver experts to invest the time).
Im thinking about updating the emulator to also do
http://smarttech.com 's smartboard for educational and government entities that use this board but will come out with a full stable release for mouse emulator first with an installer.
I love xna and kinect projects so if someone needs help on one please email me.