Rather Useful Kinect Sensor

 Every now and then I take a picture I really like. This is a "Kinect's Eye view of the audience this afternoon. 

Every now and then I take a picture I really like. This is a "Kinect's Eye view of the audience this afternoon. 

We had our second Rather Useful Seminar of the semester today. I took along our Kinect 2 sensor and showed the secrets behind "Carbonite Students" among other things. There were two points that I really wanted to get over. One is that the Kinect sensor can do some pretty amazing things. The second point is more important though. I wanted the audience, some of whom were just starting to learn how to code, to appreciate that when we do things with these fancy sensors we are just taking values in, doing something with them and then spitting them back out again. The code I'd written was nothing special really, but it did get some nice audience reactions, which was lovely. 

You can find the presentation deck here.