[Eric] just sent in this awesome Kinect hack that he and a few friends worked on. Playing Super Smash Bros with a Kinect.
The system makes use of two Kinects, and three PCs. The first Kinect records each individual players moves, while the second Kinect watches both players “fight” each other. The first PC runs an Nintendo 64 emulator to play the game.
The second PC runs a camera with OpenCV to add another cool but perhaps unnecessary feature, you see, even the character selection is a physical process, adding to the idea of playing the entire game with your body. A glass table allows players to set their 3D printed token onto the glass, effectively placing it on the character they would like to use.
And when the match ends, a windshield wiper knocks off the losing player’s token from the table.
The third PC is responsible for running both Kinects, which then has to send the resulting commands back to first PC over a TCP connection for input into the game.
They introduced it to the public at MHacks Fall 2014, a hacking competition sponsored by Dell and Intel. Video Below.
We all saw the recent post about playing Super Mario Bros using a Kinect, which begs the question, why haven’t more games been converted? Well… aside from the fact they are extremely difficult to play using your body…