Nintendo's Wii Remote came close, but never has a video game peripheral garnered such adoration from the hacker community than the Kinect.
Since the release of Microsoft's controller-free gaming device last November, there has literally been thousands of fun and useful projects that took use of its RGB camera and depth sensitivity functions. And thanks to publicly available open source drivers, we've seen applications in robotics, x-ray vision and even full-body World of WarCraft gaming.
The Kinect is an inspiration and powerful tool to all developers, artists and researchers. This montage from jcl5m highlights some of the best uses of the Kinect's RGB camera and depth sensor from its first five months on the market. Also, check out our recent retrospective of the hacked Kinect for the history behind it all!
You can see the individual projects from the video below (in order of appearance).
11) Knocking Down Walls
12) Comic Book Effects
13) iPod Commercial
14) Puppet Show