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Making Things See by Greg Borenstein

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Project 1: Installing the SimpleOpenNI Processing Library

If you’re buying a Kinect just for hacking, make sure that you don’t select the version that comes bundled with an Xbox. That version will lack the USB connection on its cable that you need to attach the Kinect to your computer. If you plan on using your Kinect with your Xbox as well (or if you already have a Kinect that came bundled with an Xbox), you can buy the separate power supply and connection cable you need to use the Kinect with your personal computer from Microsoft’s online store under the product name Kinect Sensor Power Supply (www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.221244000/search.true).

Before we get started writing code and looking at Kinect data, we need ...

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