Microsoft Kinect is meant for the Xbox 360, but that isn't stopping intrepid hackers from modifying its underlying code to make its motion-tracking functionality work on computers. The latest Kinect hack might just satisfy the dreams of "Star Wars Kid" wannabes everywhere. Interested in having your computer automatically rotoscope your baseball bats and wrapping paper tubes in (almost) real-time? That may soon be a reality.
According to Gizmodo, "[YouTube user] Yankeyan created the hack using OpenKinect drivers and OpenCV, which provided image processing, tracking and rendering capabilities."