Kinect Can Turn You Into Star Wars Kid

Star Wars Kid, one of the internet's earliest celebrities, had to do his lightsaber combat the hard way. Now, with Kinect and a computer, anyone can look like the world's biggest Star Wars nerd.

Using a hacked Kinect, Yankeyan has rigged up this basic tool that can track a user wielding a wooden stick and, on the screen, turn that stick into a lightsabre.

There's quite a bit of lag, as there is with a lot of Kinect stuff, but if all you want to do is record yourself ala Star Wars Kid - and not try and actually play a Star Wars game on Kinect - this is fine!


Comments

    "Now, with Kinect and a computer, anyone can look like the world’s biggest Star Wars nerd."

    Not true, nobody has ever actually seen the world's biggest Star Wars nerd

    i dont think its quite complete, he never puts it on a real angle(using the z axis, not x or y) and never puts something in front of it.

    Wait... you actually play the Kinect Star Wars game? I thought it just did things, and you mimicked it... you know... like the preview.

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