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Controlling 2 Lego Wedomotors with gestures - Kinect

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 Hi,

I just wanted to show you a cool thing to do if you have a Kinect and a couple of Lego Wedo Motors. And a few hours left for making, thinking and doing...

I used the Scratch2Kinect from Stephen Howell, and the TwoMotors Scratchimage from Kazuhiro Abe.

Kinect2Scratch
scratch.saorog.com

TwoMotorimage

squeakland.jp/abee/tmp/controlingTwoMotors.zip

 

The video ( I couldn´t embed the video...)

www.youtube.com/watch

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 Hi Anderrs,
I met you in Barcelona I have been doing a lot of wedo with the children in my local Primary schools.
I have a kinect and can get my car to respond to gestures, although it is a bit erratic , possibly my programming or my pc.
However i have a problem with my programming and i am getting a bit frustrated.
I saw on your you tube video that you have two variables displaying what power the motors are delivering.  How did you do this?  I have made a scratch along the lines of the one on your youtube video. Some help would be greatly appreciated.

Steve
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 Hi Vanessa

You don't need the lego software. Just plug in the legohub and Scratch take care of everything. I think the constructionset is a little bit expensive (in sweden), so just buy the motors, the usb legohub, a couple of legosensors.... And use old legoparts.

The kinect needs more power, I think, than the USB port can handle. So get the extra powercable and experiment :) It's a lot fun...

/Anders

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 This looks great. I haven't used WeDo yet, do I need to purchase the WeDo software

At all? Or just the construction set? Also, why can't you use a kinect powered through the USB?

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