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Controlling your NXT with the Kinect

After seeing the video posted on Mauro Brunato’s website, I got all sorts of ideas in my head for other cool things to do with it. With a little help from my friend SC, I managed to get my hands on one of these Kinect sensors as well.

It wasn’t easy to get it working, though but with the help and seemingly infinite patience of Mauro, I managed to get it all up and running. This is a video that was taken at the RobotMC meeting of 9 April 2011.  It was actually the first test with the Kinect and NXT together.  It worked like a charm.

So now I have a lot of learning ahead of me.  I have some cool and fun ideas I want to try out over the next little while.  I will be making something for LEGOWorld 2011 in Zwolle , Netherlands, so make sure you’re there!

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.