Can be borrowed short-term for presentations and shows. Please send a request via e-mail explaining when, how and how long you intend to use borrowed equipment (and include your student ID).
MICROSOFT KINECTs (Version 1414)
Details: 2 available
Description: Originally designed and marketed as an accessory for the Xbox 360. Includes RGB camera, multiarray microphones, and a deep sensor capable of a full-body 3D motion capture along with facial and voice recognition capabilities.
NEW:: For detailed instructions on how to setup the Kinect Sensor with your Mac – please refer to the following page.
Ten best kinect hacks – to get an idea on the kinds of project that may involve Kinect
MICROSOFT KINECTs (Version 2)
Details: 2 available
Description: These Kinects are optimized for the PC and are NOT for use with the XBox. This version of the Kinect sensor and and its accompanying SDK, gives the developer more precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities needed to develop interactive applications that respond to movements, gestures, and voice commands.
Key features and enhancements of the Kinect Version 2 includes but is not limited to:
- Improved body tracking
- Higher depth fidelity
- 1080p HD video
- Unity Pro support
- New active infrared capabilities
The Computation Lab has successfully tested the Kinects using the native sdk on Windows 8. Note: you must have a graphics card running DirectX 11 (or >) and the machine must have at least one USB 3 port.
There is at least one library developed for Processing that allows you to work with this version of the Kinect (once you have downloaded and successfully installed the sdk). Please follow the following link for details regarding the library.
Leap Motion Controllers
Details: 2 available
Description:: The Leap Motion Controller is a Kinect-like input device for both Mac and Windows platforms. It uses infrared sensors to translate the motions of your hands into input for numerous applications. The main purpose of the Leap Controller is its capability to sense and capture how one naturally moves their hands and or fingers. This ability allows for a developer to model interactions with on-screen applications in a whole new way: Point, wave, reach, grab. Pick something up and move it. Do things you never dreamed possible…
- Real 3D interaction: 150 degree field of view which creates a wide interactive space between you and your computer.
- Accurate, sub-millimeter hand tracking with near-zero latency.
- Quick setup: download the Leap Motion software (sdk), plug the device into your USB port, and you’re ready to go..
Once you’ve downloaded the sdk – there are a number of different Platform Integrations & Libraries which support the Leap Controller Platform. Please check out this page initiated by Leap Motion for more details. Note: The Leap Controller has been successfully used in Processing with the following library.
Details: available for use only in the computation lab
Specifications: 46” PQ Labs G4+ overlay and Panasonic LCD screen BDL4645E, 1920 x 1080 resolution.
The Touchscreen is setup on the mobile cart along with stationary Mac Mini. Allows interaction using up to 32 point simultaneously. iStick is going to be available with this setup soon.
PQ Labs G4 demos – to get an idea on the kinds interactions possible with this screen
Using TUIO –
NEW:: For detailed instructions on how to use the Multi-touch Screen with your own computer, and instructions for getting started with application development using the Multi-Touch Screen – please refer to the following page.
MAX MSP/JITTER 6 LICENCE
Details: 2 available.
USB dongle licenses of Cycling74’s Max MSP/Jitter.
Details: 3 available.
Specifications: 1 x iPad2, 2 x iPad4
Details: 4 total available
Specifications: 2 x 21.5” Dell ST222OT and 2 x 23″ Acer T231H
Description: 3 monitors can be borrowed through CDA depot.
1 is availble directly through the computation lab.
Details: 2 available (normally used as the workstations in the computation lab cab be borrowed for the end-of-year shows)
Specifications: 2 x 2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM
Details: 2 pairs available.