The ‘101 things you hack with a Kinect and Ubuntu’ train rolls on – this time towards Coruscant.

YouTuber yankeyan shows off real-time lightsaber (Yes, lightsaber) tracking and rendering using nothing more than Kinect and Ubuntu.

“I track a wooden stick and I overlay the light glow on the computer. Drivers using OpenKinect, image processing, tracking, and rendering using OpenCV. Audio recorded and processed using Audacity and played using libao.”

Kinect + Ubuntu = Jedi

Cheers Yo2Boy ;)

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