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Kinect $99 (RRP $199)
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
10518 posts
From here: http://www.game.com.au/kinect/xbox-360/360MCAMNAT

Here it is for $199 in K-mart: http://shop.kmart.com.au/product/xbox-360-kinect-sensor/104774

Good deal. Tempted to get one for hacking.
03:53pm 05/07/11 Permalink
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bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
512 posts
Wow that is a really good deal.
Still dunno if its worth my hard earned deutsche mark.
04:08pm 05/07/11 Permalink
BillyHardball
Brisbane, Queensland
12412 posts
Hmmm... I reckon there are some cool experiments you could do with these things. There's already a toolbox in Matlab for them...
04:16pm 05/07/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
7106 posts
Wow, that's tempting. I don't really have the room to use a Kinect though. :(
04:33pm 05/07/11 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
10519 posts
I would buy this for robotics but my weekly hobby budget was spent on this camera (808 #11 keyring HD camera).

(Skip to 7min for footage)

04:39pm 05/07/11 Permalink
BillyHardball
Brisbane, Queensland
12413 posts
Pinky, what's far more impressive than the camera is that Ringo seems to be narrating... What a legend.
04:51pm 05/07/11 Permalink
pixem
Sydney, New South Wales
315 posts
ta pinky, that camera video is tops. where did you order yours from?
05:11pm 05/07/11 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
10520 posts
ta pinky, that camera video is tops. where did you order yours from?

eBay - just did what the guy said, typed key chain camera (or whatever he says) and then looked for the h.264 model 808 #11. Wasn't hard to find. E.g., Clicky

This is the vid that inspired me to buy that camera.



Also

06:22pm 05/07/11 Permalink
BillyHardball
Brisbane, Queensland
12415 posts
What do you use the camera for?
06:25pm 05/07/11 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
10521 posts
What do you use the camera for?

No immediate plans but I have an electric R/C airplane so that would be a no-brainer to whack it on that.

I also kayak a bit, so if I put some thought into a waterproof holder that would be a goer.
06:34pm 05/07/11 Permalink
BillyHardball
Brisbane, Queensland
12417 posts
Hmmm interesting. At that price and weight it's tempting to buy one to attach to my bike helmet so I can finally document how dangerously people drive around me on my trip too/from work!
07:05pm 05/07/11 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
4080 posts
Hmmm interesting. At that price and weight it's tempting to buy one to attach to my bike helmet so I can finally document how dangerously people drive around me on my trip too/from work!

Oh and i could do that and record when groups of bicyclists get together and do 5kmh up a hill 3 abreast and also turn right on a round-a-bout, but don't go aroundanti-clockwise, but instead clockwise, ie shortcutting.

Sadly I'm not sure I'll be able to record that one time where I was in the backseat and a group of cyclists surrounded the car at a set of traffic lights jeering each other and then one of them knocked off the mirror.. but in a great display of gang style group think, when the driver yelled out "hey! that's my car!" the rest of the group started rocking the car and kicked the other mirror.

Well maybe some motorists are dangerous, but there are c**** on bikes too.
08:01pm 05/07/11 Permalink
Vash
2635 posts
why would you hack it? they are only a 480 30fps camera, you can get them for less than $100
08:05pm 05/07/11 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
10522 posts
why would you hack it? they are only a 480 30fps camera, you can get them for less than $100

By hacking I meant connecting it to a PC and playing with the SDK or Matlab toolbox that Billy mentioned (first time I heard of that but I am a regular Matlab user).
10:19pm 05/07/11 Permalink
Midda
Brisbane, Queensland
7109 posts
why would you hack it? they are only a 480 30fps camera, you can get them for less than $100

Just a 480p camera? I think you misunderstand what the Kinect is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect
11:11pm 05/07/11 Permalink
kos
UK
1804 posts
Pinky, what's far more impressive than the camera is that Ringo seems to be narrating... What a legend.

Haha so true, in fact... this is what I see
03:35am 06/07/11 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
32407 posts
What do you use the camera for?


i know what i would use it for!!

SEXY TIEMS!!!!
07:29am 06/07/11 Permalink
pixem
Sydney, New South Wales
316 posts
pinky ta, only asked as there is more than one from HK and he mentioned its possible to get dodgy / dead units.

Interesting to note in one of the items 808 updated it has fixed most of the issues mentioned in the video you posted.
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