kinect

Experimental!!!!

node-kinect

Kinect in Node.js.

Install

  • Install libusb from http://www.libusb.org/
  • Install libfreenect from https://github.com/OpenKinect/libfreenect

Then:

$ git clone git://github.com/pgte/node-kinect.git

Test

Plug your kinect and do:

cd node-kinect
$ npm test

Use

var kinect = require('kinect');
 
var context = kinect();

Accepts options like this:

var kinect = require('kinect');
 
var options = {
  device: 2
};
 
var context = kinect(options);

Options:

  • device: integer for device number. Default is 0

Kinect is paused by default, to start pumping video or depth you need to resume it like this:

context.resume();

You can also pause it like this:

context.pause();
var kinect = require('kinect');
 
var context = kinect();
context.led("red");

Accepts these strings as sole argument:

  • "off"
  • "green"
  • "red"
  • "yellow"
  • "blink green"
  • "blink red yellow"

Enable video:

context.start('video');

Listen for video frames:

context.on('video', function(buf) {
  // buf is RGB-encoded, 640 x 480 
});

Enable depth:

context.start('depth');

Listen for depth frames:

context.on('video', function(buf) {
  // each depth pixel in buf has 2 bytes, 640 x 480, 11 bit resolution 
});

Set tilt angle:

context.tilt(angle);

angle can be any number from -15 to 15. Number out of the range will be set to min/max.

FAQ

Yes, create different contexts with a different device option each.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Pedro Teixeira. http://about.me/pedroteixeira

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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