This is a quick installation prototype paired with the libfreenect Kinect drivers and of xKinect. The system is doing skeleton tracking on the arm and determining where the shoulder, elbow, and wrist is, using it to control the movement and posture of the giant funky bird! This was all done within a day using openFrameworks and libFreenect. The 3D depth camera for arm tracking, courtesy of Microsoft and the open source / Do-it-Yourself community simple smile Interactive Puppet Prototype with XBox Kinect

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