Kinect's been hacked! And I can't think of a better use of a day than the creation of this goofy animated bird, the most impressive shadow puppet you've ever thrown against a wall.
The project, from Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson, uses openFrameworks and libFreenect to track your arm, wrist, and elbow, using the info to control the animation. First Minority Report, then 3D holographic images, now advanced children's entertainment. And it hasn't even been two weeks! Can you imagine what we'll be doing with Kinect two years from now? [Engadget]