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Sweatin' to the Web: Kinect-like Control of your Browser

Sweatin' to the Web is presenter Ben Farrell's modern take of the fitness craze of the 80's.  Instead of your TV, though, we'll examine a more updated platform...the web!

Using Kinect and Kinect-like devices, open source, cross platform libraries, and Ben's brand new Node.js plugin we'll bring skeletal tracking, motion control, and gestures to Node.js and the web browser.

You don't have to be a C++ nerd to get into this...nor even a huge Javascript nerd. Presenter Ben Farrell aims to make it easy with his simple to use plugin along with a lot of examples and bootstrapping stuff to get skeletal data and gestures with only about 3 lines of Javascript.

Since he's designed it as easy to pick up - we'll talk a tiny bit about the code, yes....but more importantly, Ben will give you a crash course into the world of NUI (natural user interaction) and the UX of it all (NUX?????)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the positive comments guys! Unfortunately I did not get video. I had it all set up and started giving the intros and announcements - I completely forgot to run over and hit record when it was all done.

    The plugin I wrote can be found on github:

    or via npm : "npm install nuimotion" - though I have a wiki section on github on getting things running.

    The examples I showed last night can be found here:

    And lastly, the presentation can be found here:

    thanks again guys, was nice seeing you all!

    2 · May 24, 2013

  • Wray

    Did anybody catch a video of this?

    May 24, 2013

  • Thomas W.

    Good presentation - Ben, great to meet you (and Karl, and Crystal, and Dan (did I get that right?); JUSTIS - as always, great to see you again!).

    Sorry for us that you're leaving the area; here's hoping your house sells crazy fast and that San Fran is as awesome as we've heard.

    Looking forward to future events!

    May 24, 2013

  • Xiaoxin

    Ben gave a great presentation. Thanks for going all out with the outfit. You will be missed.

    2 · May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too late to change my RSVP but I can't make it - please open up a spot

    May 23, 2013

  • Dave

    Wish I could be there, but at least one of you waitlisters gets to go now! It'd be great if this were recorded and posted for those of us who can't physically be there...

    May 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I might be able to set up a cam and get it up on YouTube. I'll keep you posted

      May 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sweet! Thanks, Ben!

      May 23, 2013

  • Sylvia P.

    Not feeling well, so I'll open up a spot for someone on the wait list. Have fun!

    May 22, 2013

  • Jim P.

    Dang. Ben demands a waitlist! :) Please pimp NCDevCon :) Registration AND call for speakers is open:

    May 17, 2013

  • Adrian P.

    cant make it, work in the way

    May 9, 2013

  • Sarah K.

    Sorry guys! There's a waitlist now.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Justis P.

    Please open a waitlist for this event. I would really appreciate seeing this preso.

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a waitlist for this event?

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Duncan H.

    Awesome event! I've been wanting to hear more about this since I first heard about the Leap Motion. Looking forward to it!

    May 1, 2013

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